Oscar-winning scribe Ruth Prawer Jhabvala will be honored with the NBC Screenwriter Tribute at the eighth Nantucket Film Festival, running June 19-22.
Markets & Festivals
European regulators have greenlit the $103.4 million takeover of Spanish commercial broadcaster Telecinco by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's TV group Mediaset.
In a month fraught with box office fatigue, Disney brought down the March crown with a take of $157 million. Overall, total receipts for the frame of Feb. 28-March 30 rang up $649 million, 15% off…
Liberty Media's troubled cable company United Pan-Europe Communications (UPC) exceeded growth expectations in 2002, posting a 15% jump in revenue for and halving massive net losses from a year…
"Easy Riders, Raging Bulls," documaker Kenneth Bowser's chronicle of the creative ferment that reinvigorated Hollywood in the 1970s, has been acquired by TF1 Intl. for worldwide television and video…
MGM is launching a new film channel on Germany's multi-channel paybox Premiere today. Called simply MGM, it offers feature films from the studio's 4,000-title strong library in German and English…
Fox's new family comedy "The Pitts" failed to light up the ratings Sunday, while CBS continued to see steep year-to-year declines for its coverage of college basketball's tournament.
NTL, the U.K.'s largest cable operator, reported Monday a modest £3 million ($4.7 million) rise in revenue to $3.4 billion in 2002 and a loss of $2.34 billion, down from $11.5 billion a year earlier.
Modern Times Group's Viasat Broadcasting division has inked with the NDS Group for conditional access technology to stamp out the piracy plaguing its digital satellite platform.
Twelve new series and 60 specials are on the menu at Food Network. Cabler plans to increase spending by 58% on original programming. In 2002, it enjoyed double-digit ratings increases in all its…