International demand for Oz TV dramas may be soft, but it's boom time for Australia's leading animated kidvid producer, the 50% German-owned EM.TV. For the first time, the company will have three…
Leading Japanese satcaster Sky Perfect TV has widened its lead as it picked up about 73,000 new subscribers in August to hit a total of 1.3 million.
Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. execs huddled in meetings all through the long holiday weekend hammering out details of a deal that calls for Viacom to buy CBS, most likely for stock, creating an…
In town to promote their latest releases, actress Nicole Kidman and director Jane Campion found time in their hectic schedules to further their plans to re-team on the film adaptation of Susanna…
Kinowelt Medien has established a new subsidiary to head the company's expansion eastward.
As Cary Woods' Independent Pictures marks its official festival debut with two noncompetition pics in the Venice Film Festival, the Gotham banner is moving forward on its future slate, inking Sean…
Los Angeles WB affiliate KTLA has revamped its syndicated lineup for the new season with a pair of debuting action hours, Richard Simmons and a slew of off-net programs.
Just when you thought you'd heard the last of Austin Powers, New Line Home Video said it plans to spend $20 million to push "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" as a DVD and VHS sell-through title…
In a blistering finish to the summer B.O. season abroad, "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" rocketed to No. 10 on the list of all-time grossers outside North America, while "The Mummy"…
As the 56th Venice Intl. Film Festival crosses the halfway mark, the competition lineup so far appears designed to show that unanimous critical acclaim is a concept that no longer exists, and fest…
Encore Media's WAM! kids channel will launch a stop-the-violence rallying cry on Sept. 12 in Littleton, Colo.