Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, a division of Disney, has surpassed the all-time company box-office record established last year.

So far in 1988, Buena Vista's gross for the year stands at $490.9 million, compared with $478.9 million grossed for the entire year of 1987.Among the hits contributing to Buena Vista's record were "Cocktail," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Good Morning, Vietnam."

* The Hallmark Hall of Fame TV series is off to an exotic start for its 38th season, with productions scheduled in Africa, Europe and North America.

Cameras are rolling at Nanyuki, Kenya, for "Face to Face," an original romantic drama starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Robert Foxworth.

In France Anthony Hopkins and Derek Jacobi are teamed for "The Tenth Man," a World War II drama.

"Home Fires Burning," a drama set in a small Southern town in 1944, based on Robert Inman's screenplay, is shooting in Charlotte, N.C.

* Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first joint TV appearance by reuniting in "Julie and Carol Together" for the 1988-89 television season.

The stars will perform in a one-hour music and comedy special for ABC-TV, similar to their first special, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall," which was broadcast June 11, 1962, on CBS.

* Steve Martin and Michael Caine have completed filming "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," an off-the-wall comedy scheduled for release during the Christmas holidays.

Shot on locations in the south of France and directed by Frank Oz, the picture was finished six days ahead of schedule.