France's pay TV titan Canal Plus and its main shareholder, utilities giant Vivendi, are hammering home their interest in deals with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
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Production vet Dino De Laurentiis will be feted with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Cinema Expo International Convention in Amsterdam.
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Despair and hopelessness form the intersection at which Charles Dutton studies a drug-addled world that's painfully real and overwhelming. "The Corner's" inhabitants, in parts one and two of this…
The great Russian writer Ivan Turgenev (1818-83) penned his exquisite chronicle of Russian social evolution "Fathers and Sons" in 1862, a year after Czar Nicholas had liberated the peasant serfs from…
This week brings back-to-back Broadway openings of plays that originated at London's Royal National Theater: "Copenhagen" on Tuesday and "Rose" on Wednesday. "Rose," however, is an atypical English…
Dutch-based, pan-European cable group UPC and SBS Broadcasting revealed details Wednesday about two new thematic channels.
Alex Berger, prexy of Canal Numedia, a Web subsid of France's Canal Plus, said News Corp. "would do well to cooperate with Canal Plus and Vivendi in developing the multi-access portal MAP."
Flutist Herbie Mann, who celebrates his 70th birthday on the closing night of his current Blue Note gig, is still the master of his instrument, now blending the Latin and Afro rhythms that have long…