Seizing upon a minor admission of weakness by RAI director general Pierluigi Celli, Italy's Minister for Culture Giovanna Melandri has called for hard-line measures to redefine the pubcaster…
DreamWorks extended its 2000 hot streak by dominating the May B.O. Studio kicked off the summer by gobbling up 28.8% of the May movie market. Its tally for May 1-29 was $176.3 million. Disney…
Universal Pictures has launched an online competition in connection with its upcoming Hitchcock International Director Series.
Rialto Pictures and France's StudioCanal are restoring five features from the late Spanish filmmaking legend Luis Bunuel that will be re-released this year.
Faced with a slumping stock price and ebbing marketshare, Coke is hoping to exploit CAA's powerful talent and entertainment relationships to mate pop culture with pop, and in so doing bring back some…
Nora Dashwood, a 23-year veteran of AMC, has been named chief operating officer of L.A.-based Pacific Theaters. She last served as AMC's senior VP of North American staff operations. In her new role…
Eager for the same kind of success that the controversial reality show "Big Brother" has brought to Dutch and German broadcasters, Switzerland's German-lingo web TV3 has just acquired rights for the…
Scott Hicks is in negotiations to helm "Hearts in Atlantis" at Warners-based Castle Rock Pictures.
For the second week in a row, another album sales record has been busted, this time by white rapper Eminem, whose sophomore disc, "The Marshall Mathers LP" (Aftermath/Interscope), sold more than 1.7…
German multiplex chain CinemaxX is forming an international division to oversee its ambitious expansion plans, which the company is projecting will equal its domestic market activities by 2005.
WWOR-TV New York and network affiliates in Minneapolis, Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City were removed from the schedule of the direct-broadcast-satellite distributor EchoStar on May 29, because…