Recession evidently was a tonic for the entertainment industry in 2002, as total U.S. consumption of movies, pay TV, games and videos grew to $67.2 billion in 2002, according to a new report out…
Markets & Festivals
Donovan Leitch, Clarence Williams III and JoNell Kennedy will star in the Geffen Playhouse's first production of the season, Stephen Jeffreys' "I Just Stopped by to See the Man."
Korean films "Turning Gate" and "Oasis" nabbed major awards Saturday at the 12th Brisbane Intl. Film Festival. Director Hong Sang-soo won the Fipresci award Saturday from a jury of international film…
Gregory Hines, who parlayed his remarkable talents as a tap dancer into a career on both stage and screen, died Saturday in Los Angeles of cancer. He was 57.
Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures has picked up North American and Caribbean rights to music doc "Tom Dowd & the Language of Music."
British actor Toby Stephens ("Die Another Day") will step back in time to play an autocratic 19th century British officer based in India in a Bollywood epic planned for later this year.
Dimension Films' horror buying spree continues with its acquisition of English horror novel "Darkfall."
CNN Intl. is merging its Asian weekday news and business evening shows and relaunching them as one program out of its regional headquarters in Hong Kong with the new name "Asia Now."
Execs at Sinclair Broadcast Group are hoping the government's early tax refunds this summer will fuel an advertising boomlet in the second half of the year to make up for the lack of political ad…
Universal Studios Home Video has named Pamela Blum to the newly created position of senior VP of marketing services.
John Malone was formally cleared Friday to be the proud owner of a home shopping net as the Federal Trade Commission gave its perfunctory seal of approval to Liberty Media's $7.9 billion purchase of…