Joe Roth and Roger Birnbaum's Caravan Pictures has inked an agreement with comedian Phil Hartman to star opposite Sinbad in the $ 12 million production "Houseguest," which is set to start lensing in…
Animator Walter Lantz, who created the conniving Woody Woodpecker cartoon character after a woodpecker disrupted his honeymoon in the 1940s, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Orion Pictures announced a new multipic distribution deal Tuesday with nascent Renascence Films, but details of the pact are sketchy with deal points reportedly still being hammered out.
Susan Sarandon will star with Winona Ryder in the latest film version of "Little Women," which is set to start production as early as April 18 in Vancouver, B.C., sources familiar with the Columbia…
John Bard Manulis has confirmed that he is ankling as Chestnut Hill Prods. senior veepee of production to set up shop as an independent producer.
Sprint and Silicon Graphics Inc. are beating their drums over Drums, the high-speed network from Sprint that will allow filmmakers using SGI's Silicon Studio to send videos, animations or graphics in…
Attorney Ken August, a partner at Deloitte & Touche, has ankled that firm to become a partner at entertainment powerhouse Ziffren, Brittenham & Branca.
The Motion Picture Assn. of America has tapped veteran entertainment litigator Gregory Goeckner as deputy director/special counsel in the org's anti-piracy unit, filling the vacancy left by Larry…
John Leguizamo has reached an agreement to star in Hollywood Pictures' "Pyromaniacs: A Love Story," which will mark "Northern Exposure" producer Joshua Brand's feature directorial debut.
Performance was significantly stronger in the metered markets, attracting a 35.8/53 -- 15% better than the national average -- in those 30 cities, which represent about half of all U.S. television…
Fourteen-year-old Jason John Richter will be banking a cool million for Warner Bros.' "Free Willy" sequel, which goes before the cameras next month.