It's one of the meatier Gallic media jobs going -- chairmanship of a group with 8,600 employees and revenue of more than $3 billion last year. TF1 or Canal Plus looking for a new topper?
It looks so easy, making moderately priced comedies like "Napoleon Dynamite," "The Pacifier," "Mean Girls" "School of Rock" and "Sideways." But as anyone who's tried will assert, producing comedies…
It's crunch time for Gail Berman. A month into her presidency at Paramount, Berman's moved out of the meet-and-greet mode. In a series of hourlong meetings last week at the town's top agencies…
Where are all the "Desperate Housewives" clones? It's Network TV 101: Success breeds imitation. "CSI" spawned a whole procedural drama industry. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" launched a thousand…
Several years ago, education advocates became apoplectic when Campbell's soup distributed a science kit to middle schools proving that Prego spaghetti sauce was thicker than the competition's.
The Backlot: I wouldn't like it if I were an actor, but most top stars these days have accepted the fact that they are referred to as "brands," not just as actors.
The born-again Banff World Television Festival has carved out a new role for itself, no small achievement in the crowded fest circuit. Achilles Media CEO Robert Montgomery and his team have given the…
French journalist Florence Aubenas emerged from 157 days in a pitch-black cellar into the blinding glare of the media spotlight last week, after her June 12 release from captivity in Iraq.
Strands: Plans are advancing for the sort of news that spreads good cheer whatever the season: the return of Judi Dench to the London stage.
There's been plenty of speculation that "Cinderella Man" may have been better suited as a fall release than as a summer bow. But just a quick look at Universal's fall slate full of prestige pics…