Vivendi is investing $143 million in a French version of Britain's successful directory service Scoot.com as part of its continued quest for content. The French group in the throes of a three-way…
The eighth biannual Intl. Animation Festival in Japan, unspooling in Hiroshima Aug. 24-28, will showcase 58 animated works selected out of 1,231 entries from 59 countries and territories.
Illeana Douglas will make her feature directorial debut on "Sorority Rule," a comedy produced by Gotham-based Bigel/Mailer Films. Pic's casting up for a fall shoot.
In a reflection of the talent shuffle accompanying consolidation in Hollywood's post-production community, Sony Picture Entertainment's post operations have snapped up a pair of well-known Todd-AO…
360HipHop.com, the urban entertainment site created by Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, has teamed with rap star Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Enterprises to develop original programming for the Web.
Screening recent cinema from Colombia, Venezuela and the Caribbean region, the fifth annual Caribbean Film Fest runs today through Wednesday in the Colombian coastal city of Barranquilla.
Marie Jacobsen has been appointed senior vice president of programming for Columbia TriStar Television Intl. in Los Angeles.
The race for the 11 p.m. July sweeps news crown in Los Angeles was close between champ KNBC and rival KABC, but the former pulled out the win. KCBS failied to get a boost from "Survivor"-injected…
Advertisers, continuing their campaign to demoralize striking actors, have proclaimed that commercial session fees paid to Screen Actors Guild members dropped by 96% in July compared with a year ago…
Internet broadcast network iBeam has tapped Geoffrey Ribar as chief financial officer. Ribar will replace Chris Dier, who has been iBeam's CFO since 1998 up through the company's initial public…
Hit by high costs for getting its PlayStation 2 unit to the market, the cash cow division that makes videogames for Sony Corp. is stuck in an earnings slump, a Japanese financial daily reported on…