Australia's Roadshow Films topped the domestic box office in 2002, ahead of the five Hollywood studios, with 21% of the total $A845 million ($497 million).
Markets & Festivals
Sony Pictures Television has picked up the syndicated game show revival "Pyramid" for a second season.
Riding a wave of crime-driven series (such as "CSI"), CBS picked up a quartet of investigation-centered drama pilots Friday.
Troubled Canuck TV company Cinar has expanded its lawsuit against former execs Ronald Weinberg and Hasanain Panju to approximately C$88 million ($57 million).
Several Wall Streeters applauded News Corp. and subsid Fox Entertainment on Friday, noting strong trends in key businesses fueled by advertising.
Broadcasting and cable buoyed earnings at the Washington Post Co. as the diversified media group sent mixed signals ahead of a raft of corporate financial reports to start this week. AOL Time Warner…
Ousted Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Messier has resigned from the board of the New York Stock Exchange, the third troubled exec to do so after Martha Stewart and Michael Carpenter -- the…
Sony/Revolution's "Darkness Falls," a horror pic about a town of the same name, scared up an estimated $12.5 million in opening grosses to top the weekend box office.
In anticipation of a war with Iraq, the Dept. of Defense is allowing journalists to train with the troops, a move that could give American viewers the kind of front-line coverage that hasn't been…
Sundance organizers used to bristle at the notion that the film festival was revered as a major film market. But last year, the festival abandoned that pose and created an official film sales office.