Warner Bros. president Terry Semel, joining chairman Robert Daly, has come to terms on a five-year contract extension. This assures a continuation of the leadership that has piloted the studio…
It may be in the midst of a management change, but MGM/UA has at least one hot project with a trio of top actors in the pipeline. Forest Whitaker closed a deal late Friday to star in "Blown Away."
The lack of product severely trimmed Carolco Pictures' second quarter earnings, but the indie appears to be on a stronger financial footing.
Everyone was still in pursuit of "The Fugitive" as the chase thriller chalked up another $ 21 million to lead the weekend box office. Surprisingly, the next film in the marketplace was New Line's…
The heirs of singer Barbara Luddy have sued the Walt Disney Co. for not paying her or her estate a share of the revenue from video sales of 11 films.
Atlantis Films Ltd. is continuing its headlong push into U.S. production, with the Canadian outfit adding several made-for-cable movies and a series version of the popular feature "My Life as a Dog"…
Mark H. Resnick has been named senior veepee of business affairs for 20th Century Fox, moving to the studio from Columbia Pictures.
A Sony Pictures Entertainment phone directory obtained by Daily Variety Thursday showed that alleged sex peddler Ivan Nagy had an office on the Columbia Pictures lot as recently as 10 months ago.
Film rental terms need to be improved and cinema quality enhanced to strengthen distributor revenues coming out of Australia, a senior 20th Century Fox Intl. exec told Aussie exhibs here Thursday.
Miramax Films has announced that screenwriter Linda Woolverton has been hired to adapt "A Wrinkle in Time."
International film and TV animation corporation Lumiere has reorganized its sales and business development wings with a series of promotions and transfers. This follows the departure in June of…