FRANCE Culture minister Catherine Tasca has called UGC Cine Cite, France’s biggest exhibitor, to account for its unilateral launch of a cheap-rate cinema pass. The deal, under which filmgoers can see…
Former Kirch Group sales chief Michael Knobloch and upstart distrib Helkon Medien are forming a world sales and distribution outfit to be launched next week at the Mip TV trade show.
Munich-based EM.TV expects revenues to soar from DM300 million ($147 million) last year to $735 million in 2000, company CEO and founder Thomas Haffa said Tuesday. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce…
In response to damning criticism leveled at the entertainment industry after school shootings, DIC Entertainment and advocacy org Mediascope have launched revised guidelines for kids' programming.
Creative Planet, an online resource for Hollywood professionals, has acquired the Source Maythenyi Inc. Specifics of the pact were not disclosed, but Pamela Maythenyi will continue to supervise…
Longtime dance instructor Fred Kelly, three-time Tony award winner and brother of legendary dancer-movie star Gene Kelly, died March 15 of cancer in Tucson, Ariz. He was 83. The youngest of five…
Joe Talbot, veteran country music executive and former leader of the Country Music Assn., died March 24 of lung cancer in Nashville. He was 72. Talbot started his music career playing steel guitar…
Dr. Milton H. Uhley, Beverly Hills physician and cardiologist well known to the showbiz community for nearly 50 years, died March 12 in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 87. Uhley’s patients from 1948…
Visual effects company Cinesite has ramped up operations, tapping Daniel Rosen chief technology officer and Pat Repola VP of the company's digital imaging division.
Ola Cecilia Butler, daughter of video photographer-engineer Sandy Butler and recent graduate of Vassar College, died March 19 in San Francisco following a lifelong battle with heart disease. She was…
Germany's Constantin Film will co-produce an epic pic based on Bernard Cornwell's bestseller "Stonehenge B.C. 2000," the latest in a number of recent international production deals.