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HIGH -TECH HOLLYWOOD

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Eastman Kodak has entered the recordable CD business. The company has named Paul W. Melnychuck senior VP and general manager of Kodak Recording Products, a newly formed division of FPC. Part of Kodak…

A NEW HOUSE FOR MOUSE

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NEW YORK — Disney pulled out all the stops in unveiling its newly restored New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street Wednesday, though it announced far more extravagant plans for the premiere of its film…

THE DIGITAL DILEMMA

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WASHINGTON — Last-minute negotiations over the final two votes on digital TV were expected to stretch into Wednesday night at the FCC, but agency insiders were optimistic that a compromise would will…

Godzilla dad Tanaka dies

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TOKYO — Tomoyuki Tanaka, the father of the “Godzilla” movie series and one of Japan’s best-known producers, died of a stroke at a Tokyo hospital Wednesday at the age of 86. Tanaka produced more than…

H’WOOD PIC POWER

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U.S. star power — in both human and animated form — burned brightly at cinemas around the world over the weekend, as “Space Jam” and “101 Dalmatians” had socko bows. Rounding out a generally splendid…

Exex defend big-tix pix

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NEW YORK — Excessive production costs and soaring star salaries don’t appear to be deterring studios from shelling out the cash for big-ticket pics. “It would be foolish not to make a ‘Batman’ or an…

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