A group of Brazilian producers is working to create Canal do Mercosul, a pay TV web targeted to the four countries of the economic trade group Mercosur. Famed Brazilian producer Luiz Carlos Barreto…
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has officially responded to the opposition brief filed by Internet file-sharing company Napster, dismissing the Netco's "fair use" and Audio Home Recording Act…
Just when it seemed that business at the studios had hit a summer slump, Sony Pictures inched preciously close late Thursday to inking a deal with author Patricia Cornwell for the film rights to the…
An initial public offering of the environmental services of Vivendi was delayed for a second time Thursday, and the estimated price range set on the new shares was lowered as demand remained tepid…
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Disney's largest and most successful supplier of films, has re-upped his deal with the Mouse House for an additional three years.
Japanese private investment company Capital Intl. has invested $125 million in Sony Entertainment Television (SET) India. The major shareholders in SET are Sony Pictures Entertainment (65%) and SET…
"Gladiator" and "The Insider" proved that Russell Crowe is versatile, but he's considering showing a whole new side by making his directing debut.
While NBC News is ballyhooing the fact that it will produce more hours of convention programming than ever before, only five hours of NBC primetime will be devoted to coverage of this summer's…
Court TV has bought the basic-cable rerun rights to the hard-edged crime series "Profiler" and has commissioned a reality series called "Forensic Files."
Call them TV's newest comedy duo: Nina Wass and Gene Stein have parked their recently launched production company at Touchstone Television.