Strands: The coming year looks set to be the one in which current and recent Broadway musicals reach Blighty en masse. Though deals are not yet confirmed in all cases, the year is likely to see the…
To execs at rival networks, the idea of 20 million viewers for ABC's "Lost" seems like Nirvana. So imagine their excitement at the thought of 34 million fans for a TV show based on an Internet phenom.
Ever since "Urinetown" made it to Broadway, people have been aware of the role the New York Fringe Festival can play in helping a show get started.
Consider this: Given a hard choice between "making a couple of million bucks at the box office in profits" or inspiring and educating ticket buyers, Walden Media would choose the latter.
When it comes to titling films, Hollywood studios sometimes settle for the bland ("Prime"), the bizarre ("Zathura") and the incomprehensible ("XXX: State of the Union"). Not so with "Snakes on a…
Groundbreaking comic Richard Pryor, who was hailed for his genius but was plagued by personal demons of drugs and alcohol, -- and had suffered from multiple sclerosis for 20 years -- died Saturday at…
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Saturday named "Brokeback Mountain," the film adaptation of Annie Proulx's story of the enduring but thwarted love between two cowboys, as best picture of the…
Paramount Pictures has struck a deal to acquire DreamWorks SKG in a pact worth $1.5-$1.6 billion beating out rival suitor NBC Universal. Par is putting up about half the purchase price with several…
Three years after being rocked by an embezzlement scandal, the Entertainment Industry Development Corp. has renamed itself Film L.A. Inc. Announcement comes just before the entity, which promotes…
MTV Films is high on Marc Ecko's videogame "Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure." The Viacom division has made a deal for the feature film rights to the game in advance of its February release.
Signaling a big push into the mobile games space, Electronic Arts has agreed to acquire Jamdat Mobile, one of the biggest publishers of vidgames for cell phones, for $680 million in cash.