Wartime audience numbers began to subside last week at most U.S. news nets, with NBC remaining on top among the evening newscasts and Fox News again dominating its cable rivals.
Markets & Festivals
Miramax Films has found a buyer for "Gangs of New York," pocketing about $6 million from USA Network for a portion of the TV window.
Vivendi Universal said Tuesday that it completed a months-long process to secure upward of $700 million in corporate financing for its entertainment unit in a transaction that spins projected film…
Viacom prexy Mel Karmazin is well and truly back in the saddle. The company's consummate salesman, freed from the stress of renegotiating his contract with chairman Sumner Redstone, got back to what…
Paul Allen's Charter Communications gave battered investors some comfort Tuesday, reporting and restating financial results, clarifying its accounting and reassuring Wall Street it won't default on…
Fox and NBC, each with a series that bowed with some ratings promise, claimed primetime victories during the last full week before the start of daylight savings time.
Sony Pictures Animation has optioned Judi Barrett's children's book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" and is in negotiations with "Dude, Where's My Car?" producer Wayne Rice to adapt the screenplay…
Reality TV ain't dead yet. Despite several recent midseason misfires, webheads are still picking up unscripted projects at a brisk clip. Among the latest projects in the hopper at various nets.
After lathering up a healthy $75 million at the box office with last fall's "Barbershop," MGM now wants to open a new comedy franchise right next door with Queen Latifah as proprietor, producer and…
Michelle Pfeiffer is attached to star in "She's Gone" for Disney-based production shingle Beacon. Script, penned by Beacon's chairman and CEO Armyan Bernstein, is a sophisticated romantic comedy…