BMG unit Jive Records will bring veteran hip-hop producer Chris Lighty into the fold as a senior VP and co-opt his label, Violator Records, under the Jive umbrella.
Markets & Festivals
Responding to SAG's warning of possible blacklisting of anti-war thesps, the Writers Guild of America West has issued a strong endorsement of open debate over the looming war with Iraq.
Stage actor and teacher Uta Hagen and Motown great Smokey Robinson are among the nine recipients of the 2002 National Medal of Arts to be handed out today at the White House.
The Berlin Intl. Film Festival competish will accept U.S. films that have competed at the Sundance Film Festival next year after FIAPF, an international producers body that supervises the standards…
Multiplatinum singer Norah Jones struck Grammy gold on the album charts this week, shooting back to No. 1 on a sales gain of more than 330% just days after claiming a hefty five golden gramophones at…
Sirius Satellite Radio got a major reprieve from the financial markets on Wednesday, getting creditors to agree to a $1.2 billion debt recapitalization, including a hefty $200 million in new funding…
Walt Disney's theme parks haven't been much fun for Wall Street lately as cold weather and war talk erode profits at the division.
ABC's latest unscripted skein, "The Family," debuted to promising numbers Tuesday, while NBC's new version of "Let's Make a Deal" was less impressive but still a decent performer in its bow.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are producing the film version of “Guys and Dolls” but are not exec producing. Info in Monday's paper was incorrect. * * * Scott McKinsey won the DGA daytime serials award…
On Tuesday, the newly formed Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds took a three-hour meeting with officials from the American Federation of Musicians Local 802 and members of the League of American…