Young Hollywood may be a little more closeted than you think. So discovered Robert Trachtenberg as he compiled his book "When I Knew," an alternately humorous and poignant collection of anecdotes…
Battered by low morale and a recent strike by about half his staff over job cuts, BBC director-general Mark Thompson finally had some good news last week: record profits from BBC Worldwide, the…
At the 1997 premiere of Hubert Sauper's documentary "Kisangani Dairy" -- a haunting portrayal of Rwandan refugees stranded in the Congo -- celebrated French ethnologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch gave…
Voiceover: Leaving aside the self-anointed moral pundits who pronounced him guilty from the get-go, was anyone really shocked that Michael Jackson was acquitted on 10 counts of child molestation?
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…
PR maven Matthew Freud has sold a 50.1% stake in his firm, Freud Communications, to French advertising powerhouse Publicis.
Steve McQueen may be gone, but he's still influencing the film biz. Warner Bros. and producer David Heyman have set Paul Scheuring to script "Yucatan," a heist film to be based on almost 1,700 pages…