Emmy-nommed TV producer and director Bernard L. Kowalski died Oct. 26 in Los Angeles.
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Ronnie Burns, son of comic legends George Burns and Gracie Allen, died of natural causes in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Nov. 14.
A 24/7 channel about culture, lifestyle and business in southern Africa will launch on Blighty's Sky Digital platform on Nov. 26.
After two years of cinematic drought, movie lovers in the war-ravaged Iraqi capital will be treated to Arabic and Iranian films when the Baghdad Intl. Film Festival is staged Dec. 16-19.
"I feel a bit like Steve Jobs up here," announced Bebo topper Joanna Shields at last week's launch of the social networking site's Open Media initiative.
Four American screenwriters recently left strike worries behind for the cloistered tranquillity of a 13th century French abbey.
U.K. film distribs are discovering that if life is tough at the top, it's even tougher in the niche trenches.
Sony's Russian film affiliate has announced increased production plans for the next two years, and has partnered with broadcaster CTC.
Prompted by their overseas WGA colleagues, Italy's screenwriters are threatening strike action over new media residuals.
Gaul's escalating strikes over pension rights are now hitting the entertainment industry. This week, the largest union of film and television workers, the SNTPCT, is set to join a host of sectors in…