In the latest sign of Wall Street's growing interest in the exhibition sector, investment bank Lehman Bros. has bought Tele-Communications Inc.'s $133 million preferred stockholding in United Artists…
Linda Fiorentino, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris Rock, Alan Rickman and Jason Mewes will be the ensemble cast of "Dogma," writer-director Kevin Smith's latest project for Miramax Films.
Seeking to strengthen its position and deepen its areas of expertise, L.A.-based VIFX's parent company, Very Imaginative Pictures Inc., has acquired a majority interest in upstate New York-based…
After performing the riskiest of roles in films like "Bad Lieutenant" and "The Piano," Harvey Keitel is close to getting several equally offbeat films financed under his Goatsingers production banner.
The Motion Picture Assn. has inked a new agreement with the World Customs Organization aimed at further combating international piracy.
Chris Blackwell has resigned his post as CEO of Island Pictures in what sources say is a protest of parent Polygram Filmed Entertainment's move to insert its own editor on Robert Altman's "The…
Lena Evans, veteran post-production exec and former prexy of f/x house Optical Illusions, has signed on as exec vice president at Caliban Filmworks, a digital post house that creates special effects…
Oscar may be coming home to Hollywood. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is in preliminary discussions with developer TrizecHahn Centers to move the Academy Awards ceremony into a…
Kevin Williams, probably Spain's best-known film sales rep, has struck off on his own, forming Kevin Williams Associates (KWA), a sales company and rights-brokering outfit based out of Madrid.
In an effort to stem the flow of red ink on its balance sheet, animation house Film Roman has tapped industry veteran David B. Pritchard to manage the company's business affairs as president and CEO.
Film and TV thesp Pamela Gidley is making deals on both sides of the camera. Though she primarily has played dramatic roles throughout her career, Gidley has signed up for a major comedic turn with…