Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin has vetoed new board candidates for pubcaster Channel 1 ORT because they are all too closely connected to the government.
Conflict over the future of Russia's NTV channel continued after majority shareholder Gazprom, which has a 46% stake in the station, sent no representatives to Saturday's annual general meeting.
Intertainer has upped Bonnie Johnson to executive veep, media products and services.
Barry Diller's ticketing service Ticketmaster plans to lay off about 17% of the staff that runs entertainment guide CitySearch Online in the next several months as part of an effort to cut costs.
M&F Worldwide Corp., the parent of camera and lens maker Panavision, has acquired EFILM, a digital laboratory that services the film, television, commercial, musicvid and large-format entertainment…
Epic Records Group has tapped former Virgin Records exec Piero Giramonti senior VP of the Sony Music imprint's marketing division, reporting to Epic exec VP-general manager Steve Barnett.
Former Capricorn Records exec Michael Bone has been tapped to head the music division of Palm Pictures, the film and music startup of legendary music exec Chris Blackwell.
Lot 47 co-founder Scott Lipsky has been named CEO of the company. Move comes as the Gotham shingle is looking to diversify its business interests, moving beyond film distribution into advertising and…
Comcast has sold some 4.1 million shares in Excite@Home, lowering the cabler's stake in the interactive TV programmer from almost 10% to just over 8%.
Entertainment and media congloms, take note: The Federal Communications Commission now is officially ruled by a Republican majority.
Bertelsmann's shakeup of its flagging music division looks set to continue with subsidiary BMG reportedly looking to lay off hundreds of employees in its efforts to cut costs and raise profits.