John Birt, the embattled director-general of the BBC, made a stirring defense of the British pubcaster last night at his first major public appearance since controversy erupted over his employment…
Shares in Thames TV, Britain's largest independent production company, were suspended yesterday pending an announcement concerning a proposed bid by media conglomerate Pearson.
A long-simmering row has resulted in the ousting of Michael Buckley as chairman of British independent TV producer SelecTV.
More than 20 years after sparking its first controversy, Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" is at it again. A London magistrate ruled yesterday that a screening of the 1971 film at the Scala…
Reed Elsevier, the recently merged international publishing giant, reported its first combined financial results yesterday, showing a 26% jump in operating profits, to $ 836 million, and a 9%…
Jean-Marie Poire's "Les Visiteurs" (Gaumont/BVI) has captured the No. 1 spot in France for the last five weeks and could soon join the elite club of Gallic pix that have exceeded 1 million admissions…
Ealing Studios, home to such cherished British classics as "The Ladykillers" and for the last quarter-century the main production base for BBC drama, has been acquired by production services group…
Channel Four, the commercial TV web that captures about 11% of British auds, has broken its purchasing link with big brother ITV.
Results posted last week by French media giant Havas underline the seriousness of the economic recession in Europe. Havas, with stakes in Canal Plus, broadcaster CLT and a host of leading advertising…
"Howards End" leads the field in this year's British Academy Awards race, with 11 nominations, ahead of "Strictly Ballroom" with eight, and "The Crying Game" with six.