A conservative California lawmaker is urging the state to unload its estimated $2 billion investment in the entertainment industry because it produces music that he says glamorizes violence, drug…
Peter Roth, president of the Fox Entertainment Group, has been appointed to serve a one-year term on the executive committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).
The owners of Poland's two planned digital broadcasters have chosen to go to make love, not war. U.S.-based @Entertainment and Telewisja Korporacja Polska (TKP), the parent company of Canal Plus…
The Improv celebrated 35 years in funny-business Wednesday with a roast of the comedy club chain's founder, Budd Friedman, at the club's Hollywood address.
Madrid based sales and distribution house Kevin Williams Associates (KWA) has signed with top Spanish indie distrib Tripictures to rep the 120 pic Vestron film catalog for Eastern Europe, one of the…
Ben Bagley, who produced several hit Off Broadway revues and a series of recordings of obscure Broadway songs, died on March 21 at his home in Queens of complications from emphysema. He was 64.
Frank M. Smith Jr., a senior CBS executive for more than 30 years, died April 2 at the Hospice of Palm Beach (Florida) following a long illness. He was 70.
Stage and screen actress Helen Westcott died March 17 at Stevens Hospital in Edmunds, Wash., of complications from cancer. She was 70.
CanWest Global reported its second-quarter and six-month results for fiscal 1998 on Wednesday, and its strongest performance figures for the first half of the year came out of Canada, where the…
Ken Page, a longtime TV exec who was well known in the global TV distribution community, died April 6 of cancer in Toronto. He was 69.
Leeza Gibbons has been tapped as host of next month's Daytime Emmy Awards kudocast.