A local comedy knocked "Harry Potter" off its perch in Italy, but otherwise the wiz and the James Bond juggernaut continued to dominate the overseas B.O. last weekend.
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CNN Intl. Networks prexy Chris Cramer is urging news networks to remain balanced as the threat of U.S. action against Iraq grows.
Slovak helmer Matej Minac was in Prague Monday for a VIP presentation of his Intl. Emmy Award-winning documentary "Nicholas Winton: The Power of Good," about a Brit who saved the lives of 600 Jewish…
The Weather Channel has pulled the plug on its two Latin American feevees, due to the region's stormy economic climate.
Russia will launch a state sports TV channel within three months, according to the country's Sports Committee topper Vyacheslav Fetisov.
Motion Picture Assn. prexy-CEO Jack Valenti will give the keynote address at the European Film Finance Forum on Feb. 10, during the Berlin Intl. Film Festival.
British broadcaster Five is still searching for a new chief executive to replace Dawn Airey, who ankled in September to join satcaster BSkyB as managing director of Sky Networks.
Veteran French helmer Alain Resnais is preparing "Pas sur la bouche" (Not on the Mouth), a comedy with music featuring a galaxy of French thesps.
Veteran Italo helmer Pupi Avati was appointed prexy of state-owned cinema group Cinecitta on Monday in a move expected since Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition took power in…
The Los Angeles City Council has taken some of the teeth out of a recent controversial mass mailing that hit hundreds of Hollywood scribes. Council voted 10-0 on Friday to waive penalties for back…