Recording artists and songwriters deemed "unreachable" by major record labels will be paid from a fund set up by the New York State Attorney General's Office and the majors.
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach could soon lose its status as Hollywood's biggest remaining independent TV studio. Company behind hits from "That '70s Show" to "The Cosby Show" has hired investment banking…
FX has renewed "The Shield" for a fourth season. Cabler has ordered 15 episodes of the gritty cop drama despite cooled overall ratings for the show's third season, which wraps June 15.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named veteran film producer Amy Lemisch director of the California Film Commission in the wake of tapping a quintet of high-profile appointees to the panel.
Here! Films, a subsidiary of Regent Entertainment, has acquired North American distribution rights to "Merci … Docteur Rey!," a comedy produced in 2002 by Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
The two volumes of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" picked up a combined four nominations for Golden Trailer awards.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed the feature "Cloud Nine" to an IATSE low-budget contract.
Clear Channel Entertainment TV is planning a big burst of broadcast and cable programming to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Las Vegas in 2005.
Gawker Media is bringing its catty brand of Internet gossip to Hollywood with today's launch of Web site Defamer.com.
German entertainment group Splendid Medien slashed net losses by 98% from 2002's E59.6 million ($67.4 million) to $1.67 million in 2003 while revenues dropped 2% to $40.3 million.
Hybrid Pictures has launched international sales and distribution shingle Hybrid Pictures Intl. Outlet's first title is "Jennifer's Shadow," a psychological thriller starring Faye Dunaway and Gina…