U.K. media exec Michael Grade, once dubbed Britain's "pornographer in chief" when he ran Channel 4, is the new chairman of the BBC.
Pre-eminent Spanish exhibber Enrique Gonzalez Macho is pulling all Warner Bros. pics from his cinemas.
The Janis Joplin biopic rivalry just turned a shade of pink. Alecia Moore, better known as the singer Pink, will make her screen starring debut as Joplin in a Penelope Spheeris-directed indie film…
Steven Soderbergh will replace Terrence Malick as the director of "Che," the film about Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara that will star Benicio Del Toro.
Warner Bros. and producer Basil Iwanyk are regreasing the gears of "Sharky's Machine." The studio has hired Jerry Stahl to script a remake of the Burt Reynolds film, which WB released in 1981.
Rosie Perez will lend her voice to the animated Disney Channel project "Coqui Loco."
A Canadian court dealt a severe blow to the recording industry with a ruling Wednesday that music file-sharing on the Internet is legal.
Village Roadshow wants to ramp up its co-productions with Warner Bros., but to do so it will have to come up with new financing arrangements for its L.A.-based production unit Village Roadshow…
Former independent producer Dara Cohen has joined Revolution Studios' New York office as a development and production executive.
The Williams Morris Agency has signed George and Ira Gershwin. "We've been talking to the families for six months," said Jack Tantleff, who closed the deal to rep the estate.
WCBS New York has hired veteran New York anchorwoman Roz Abrams to join forces with Ernie Anastos as co-anchor for the 5 and 11 p.m. newscasts.