In six short months the energetic and affable Andy Duncan, the new CEO of Channel 4, has moved fast to exert his grip on the U.K.'s third-most-popular terrestrial web and the only real creative…
After walking the straight and narrow during the fall, network hypesters have come down with another case of FHS: False Hit Syndrome.
The B.O. gloom deepened in most of Europe and Australia last week as duds such as "Ladder 49" failed to fire up auds in Italy and Germany, "Elektra" fizzled in Italy and "The Aviator" went into a…
The magic of the circus is the backdrop for a new reality show developed by the South African Broadcasting Corp.
You say potato, I say potatoh… A popular catchphrase used to promote South Africa's SABC1 channel is under attack -- from no less than Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini.
Rosa von Praunheim is no stranger to controversy, but the Berlin director's latest pics, "Dein Herz in meinem Hirn" (Your Heart in My Brain), a study of cannibalism, and Berlinale screener "Heroes…
Chinese authorities brought bad luck to broadcasters ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday on Feb. 9 by nixing ads for horoscopes and fortunetellers.
The Backlot: IS THE WORLD REALLY READY FOR the 21st James Bond? Word filtered out recently that the affluent and rather haughty proprietors of the Bond franchise had hired a director, Martin…
Tuning In: Whatever you think of this column, I deserve the lion's share of credit if you enjoy it and all the blame if it stinks. Granted, others edited it and wrote the headline, but it's surely…
China has launched an 11-channel satellite package called the Great Wall of China with a footprint over most of north and southeast Asia.