Paramount’s getting the blues, acquiring film rights to vintage cartoon characters the Smurfs and setting up development of a 3-D CGI feature with producer Jordan Kerner and Nickelodeon Movies. The…
Latin America's multimillion-dollar merger of payboxes Sky TV and DirecTV is being held up in Colombia by a spat over $10 million in fees that the local TV regulator claims the two companies owe.
A survivor of four successive regimes in the last decade, Ron Meyer has renewed his contract to serve as president and chief operating officer of Universal Studios, his latest boss, NBC Universal…
Amid an onslaught of day-and-date event pics being lobbed overseas this summer, with varying degrees of success, UIP's slow-and-steady approach for DreamWorks Animation's "Madagascar" is turning the…
Rupert Murdoch is spending over half a billion dollars to try to turn the Web's most popular meeting place for teens and twentysomethings into a profitable part of his media empire.
Exhib chain Cinemark USA has acquired a stake in National CineMedia, the in-cinema advertising venture launched earlier this year by chains Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Theaters. Deal will make…
Herbert Kloiber's Tele Munchen Group has tapped TV vet Ludwig Bauer to oversee broadcasting activities.
Producer-manager Adrian Loudermilk died Saturday from injuries sustained in a San Diego County traffic accident in which he was passenger. He was 30.
Comedy Central is ordering another helping of heartland humor from the "Blue Collar" guys. Cabler has struck a development and production deal with J.P. Williams' Parallel Entertainment -- the…
From the Archerd Archive: The film version of "Desk Set" is a complete switcheroo from the play so Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy can be the love interest.