John F. (Jack) Rayel, a TV announcer and producer during the early days of television, died from a heart attack April 30 in Upper Black Eddy, Penn. He was 82. Rayel’s TV career began before World War…
DreamWorks' computer-animated comedy "Antz," which features the voices of Woody Allen and Sharon Stone, has been chosen to close the 23rd Toronto Intl. Film Festival.
Bill Paxton, the thesp who most recently appeared as the modern-day treasure hunter in James Cameron’s “Titanic,” has signed with Endeavor. Since his salad days as a set decorator for Roger Corman’s…
The European Commission has sent a letter to media giant Bertelsmann warning the company against another try at forming an alliance with Leo Kirch on digital TV, according to press reports here.
Puppeteer Shari Lewis, the Emmy-winning children's entertainer who charmed youngsters for decades with her furry sidekicks Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, died Sunday of pneumonia at…
LONDON — Northern members of Parliament Thursday rebelled over plans to give cartoon characters in “Wallace & Gromit” Southern accents. Creators of the clay pair faced fury over moves to ditch their…
It’ll be more fun than a barrel of preternaturally gargantuan simians at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences when King Kong and Mighty Joe Young, two of cinema’s greatest apes, battle it…
The world premiere of Robert Lepage's "NO" will unspool for the opening-night gala of the 22nd annual Montreal World Film Festival, running Aug. 27-Sept. 7.
Hank Azaria has signed on to voice the title character of the BBC/Klasky-Csupo/Absolutely Prods.' animated sitcom "Stressed Eric," which premieres on NBC Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m.
Canadian broadcast regulators have given the green light to the French-language specialty TV service Canal D to carry advertising for the first time.
Time Warner plans to vacate its 18 floors at 75 Rockefeller Plaza when its new headquarters at the much-sought-after Coliseum site are completed in 2003, spokesman Ed Adler said.