Sir Michael Checkland will step down as director-general of the British Broadcasting Corp. this Christmas, two months earlierthan planned, it was announced Tuesday. Deputy director-general John Birt…
John Boorman's Merlin Films is joining Hong Kong-based Media Assets in its $ 14 million bid to buy what remains of bankrupt Dublin animation studio Don Bluth Entertainment, it was revealed in the…
For the first time in years, ITV is in the market to buy American sitcoms, the new network director Marcus Plantin revealed yesterday.
An unknown U.S. company acting under the name TCW Capital has approached TVS Entertainment, parent of MTM Entertainment, about the possibility of making a bid for the company.
The Rank Organisation moved Friday to reassure London's financial community about its trading position, after two weeks of wild rumors concerning its debt level and the future of its film and TV…
A two-day trial starting no earlier than Nov. 23 will decide the fate of the TV rights to more than 1,000 films, currently the subject of a dispute between Thames TV and the ITV network, in alliance…
Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest has re-emerged as a possible investor in the United Kingdom's new Channel 5, after abandoning plans to bid for the license six months ago.
Granada Television has announced a reshuffle of its senior management, following last month's appointment of new chief executive Charles Allen.
National Geographic Television has unveiled plans for an aggressive expansion into international TV markets, aiming to establish a prime time string of National Geographic programming in 100…
Central Prods., the production arm of ITV company Central TV, has unveiled a slate of international co-development and co-production deals at Mipcom.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$58.1M Universal Pictures -31.20%
Hercules2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.5M Paramount Pictures -30.84%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$179.0M Fox -26.35%