Mexican exhibs are fighting a controversial one-peso (10¢) levy on ticket sales to boost film production funding.
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Investigative reporter Gus Russo has sold a proposal for the first major biography of Hollywood power broker and mob adviser Sidney Korshak to Bloomsbury USA.
European nations are lagging behind in the battle for secure digital copyrights. Only Greece and Denmark have adopted a new EU law on copyright protection, even though the deadline was Sunday.
Actors Equity has indicated it will join the National Coalition for Health Care, following in the footsteps of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, the Directors Guild and IATSE.
2003 is expected to be a year of recovery for many battered media stocks, but Wall Street will be keeping close tabs on one firm in particular: homevid retailing giant Blockbuster.
CBS gave the competition a heavy dose of reality last week, as the two-hour finales of "The Amazing Race 3" and "Survivor: Thailand" powered the net to its first in-season victory among adults 18-49…
Not a creature is stirring. Not even an agent. That pretty much sums up the official situation in Hollywood for the holidays.
There was no break for intermission and no curtain calls, but otherwise, the Ziegfeld easily could have been mistaken for the Shubert Theater at the Dec. 18 Gotham preem of "Chicago."
It's called the halo effect, and the Sci Fi Channel basked in its glow during the week after chalking up its best-ever ratings with the two-week, 20-hour "Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken."
The Peacock has tapped Lisa Melching to join NBC Entertainment as VP of scheduling and strategic analysis.