Tata Sky, a $500 million satcaster joint venture between India's Tata group and Rupert Murdoch's Star, launched here Aug. 8, becoming the third player in the fast-growing market.
The fallout from the escalating Mideast crisis continues to hit media on both sides. The Greek Film Center, the country's main film org, has decided to pull all Greek pics skedded to screen at…
Strands: Cynics might complain that "House Full" signs outside "Guys and Dolls" are the latest example of London's obsession with movie-star casting. After all, what's Patrick Swayze doing in a legit…
A group of local guerrilla filmmakers is determined to prove it's possible to make commercial movies in South Africa, even with a shoestring budget.
The Backlot: When Howard Strickling ruled MGM's publicity machine in the studio's heyday, he liked to boast about the lurid stories he managed to kill. The top stars of that era could kill, pillage…
The first South African Film & TV Awards, or Saftas, will be handed out at ceremonies Oct. 27-28 in Johannesburg.
Liberty Media chief John Malone, physics Ph.D., financial alchemist, is the chairman of four -- yes four -- separate publicly traded companies. It's a record.
The general DVD market may be flat, but Spanish-language DVDs are muy caliente, thanks to telenovelas.
You won't find Armani suits at Image Entertainment. Senior execs for the homevid distributor-supplier admit they don't have the same goals as the majors, which need to sell millions of DVDs to recoup…
Tuning In: The TV dial is sometimes likened to a deli menu rife with choices -- an analogy that's particularly appropriate when it comes to Nielsen's planned ratings for commercial breaks, which…