- Weekend box office: Sin City wins, but still grosses "on the low end" of predictions; Beauty Shop's demo is two-thirds female and two-thirds black.
- "Cooly absorbing without being pulse-quickening": Todd McCarthy reviews The Interpreter.
- Playwright Donald Margulies is planning to direct his first feature, Achates McNeil, an adaptation of a short-story by T. Coraghessan Boyle.
- Lions Gate Entertainment might mount a hostile takeover of HIT, the British company behind Barney the Dinosaur and other children's favorites.
- Gibson Guitars is partnering with Universal Studios; name changes and "filmed entertainment" are in the works.
- Peter Bart ponders Hollywood's recent comedy boom, Jim Wiatt's role as Disney/Miramax middleman, the William Morris Agency's 100th anniversary, and the industry gossip/official announcement disconnect.