Showbiz guilds will flex plenty of muscle when FCC commissioners convene Thursday at Columbia U. for a daylong forum on the dangers of allowing further media consolidation.
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Director Larry Guterman ("Cats and Dogs") is attached to helm "Artemis Fowl," the feature adaptation of the bestselling children's book.
New Line's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" is tracking 22% ahead of its predecessor but it has toppled from the top of the box office lists in some key territories.
John McMahon has been promoted to senior exec VP-managing director for Sony Pictures TV Intl.'s European operations. He will continue to report to the division's prexy Michael Grindon in L.A.
U.S. pay TV consumers will have to resign themselves to another year of rate increases. Satcaster EchoStar Communications confirmed it will raise the price of four basic programming packages by $2…
Hughes Electronics-owned DirecTV Latin America has threatened to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as it struggles to renegotiate expensive program and service supply contracts that have hobbled the…
Hollywood's share of the French box office went back up to 52.4% in 2002, having dipped below 50% in 2001.
Hollywood must invest heavily in anti-piracy technologies over the next five years, before fast-improving networks and storage capabilities overwhelm any chance of preventing illegal movies from…
Gary Hardwick will reteam with Focus Features on "Color of Justice," which he will adapt from his own novel for Universal's indie division.
With its sequel doing boffo biz at the box office, "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" captured two top honors Sunday during the 29th annual People's Choice Awards.