In a season in which heavy hitters like "The Phantom Menace," "Stuart Little," "The Matrix" and "The Mummy" demand attention for their high-tech style, the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy has…
DirecTV and EchoStar together now control 12.5% of the subscription television market and are poised to gain even greater market share now that they may offer local TV channels, according to an FCC…
In a unique marriage between the advertising and showbiz creative communities, ad powerhouse J. Walter Thompson and production/manage-ment twins Basic Entertainment and Brillstein-Grey Management…
By now everyone knows that Slamdance is not the only alternative festival in Park City, Utah.
New Line can't wait for next Friday. The mini-major's riding its strongest B.O. horse since last summer's "Austin Powers" sequel, as the low-budget pic "Next Friday" scored a resounding win for the…
This year in Park City, you may find yourself in a cozy bus watching short films on mini monitors, as you wind your way through the snow to your next screening.
Bertelsmann music division BMG Entertainment will host a four-night concert series Jan. 23-26 at the Elks Lodge in Park City as part of this year's Sundance film fest.
Publisher Simon & Schuster and novelist Stephen King have inked an extension of their co-publishing contract, involving three new titles to be published on a profit-sharing basis.
One of the more anticipated docs to unspool at Sundance will be Barbara Kopple's long-awaited "My Generation," a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the Woodstock '94 fest that also juxtaposes footage…
Veteran TV program sales execs Eric Rennagel and Ray Donahue, along with former CBS Intl. president Rainer Siek and technology expert David Wheeler, have formed Tivix, an online program distribution…
In the latest sign that the WB is dead serious about increasing its primetime yuk quotient, the Frog net has given a 13-episode on-air commitment to a half-hour laffer from veteran "Friends" scribe…