Siding with Germany's artists, the federal government has defended controversial plans to raise new royalty levies on computer and Internet hardware products that would go to artist's rights…
George Back, the veteran distributor who has sold syndicated TV programs ranging from "The Mike Douglas Show" in the 1960s and '70s to "Baywatch" in the '90s, has engineered a career change: He's…
Telemundo has tapped Arnaldo Limansky senior director of production, overseeing the U.S. Hispanic net's telenovela efforts.
Artisan Entertainment aims to close on a $150 million securities deal involving its homevid library by mid-October, then launch its long-discussed initial public offering just after the…
GetMusic.com is launching a feature that will allow Netizens to create musicvids to songs by major-labels artists, including Everclear, Hanson, Busta Rhymes and Sonic Youth.
Viacom's kids channel Nickelodeon has signed a deal with Subhash Chandra's Zee TV for a two-hour slot. In the slot, entertainment programs under the Nick banner will cater to Indian children…
Universal execs hobnobbed with their Canal Plus counterparts at a press lunch in Deauville Thursday, one of the few times they've met on French soil since the Vivendi/Canal Plus/Seagram deal was…
Longtime speculation that former CBS exec Ed Wilson would join NBC to start up a domestic syndie operation there -- as he did for CBS -- has come to fruition.
Spanish distributor Lauren Films has taken Spanish rights to Woody Allen's next three films while unveiling plans to finance a modern version of Aristophanes' "Lysistrata."
After a summer marred with controversy, ABC News harvested a double vote of confidence this week, nabbing Ted Koppel for another five years and raking in 11 news and documentary Emmy Awards -- more…
Writers Robert Towne and Jimmy McGovern, casting director Mike Fenton, showbiz lawyer John Sloss and acquisition-sales execs Graeme Mason and Wouter Barendrecht are among the speakers lined up for…