The American Film Institute has named Jonathan Estrin for the newly created post of executive VP. Estrin last year penned and executive produced Showtime telepic "Jasper, Texas."
A weakening dollar eroded proceeds from the sale of VUE to NBC by some E2.1 billion ($2.6 billion), blotting Vivendi Universal's balance sheet in the first half of 2004.
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped Panavision co-founder and cinematographer Richard Moore for the Presidents Award.
Haim Saban's German TV group ProSiebenSat 1 has joined a trial run for a new technology for interactive TV.
Online video-on-demand company CinemaNow is expanding its offerings through a pact with Sony Pictures. CinemaNow will offer Sony's new releases in the pay-per-view window and access to the studio's…
Lions Gate Entertainment will be cash-flow-positive in the third quarter, which ends Sept. 30, and will post fiscals at year's end that will make 2004 "strongly profitable," CEO Jon Feltheimer…
Former Universal Music exec John Kennedy was appointed chair-CEO of music industry group the Intl. Federation of the Phonographic Industry, the trade body said Monday.
Yahoo is expanding its presence in the crowded digital music market with the $160 million acquisition of niche player MusicMatch. Founded in 1997, MusicMatch is one of the pioneers in the space and…
Tuning In: After a bruising few years, ABC has actually generated welcome buzz for its new programs, including "Desperate Housewives," "Lost" and "Complete Savages."
Lucien Harrington has been appointed VP, marketing, Walt Disney Intl.-Asia Pacific (WDI-AP) and will report to the unit's exec VP Doug Miller.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$3.7M Cumulative:$58.1M Universal Pictures -31.20%
Hercules2Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.5M Paramount Pictures -30.84%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$179.0M Fox -26.35%