The saga of News Corp. and DirecTV continued Thursday as Michael Smith, CEO of the satcaster's parent Hughes Electronics, said Rupert Murdoch's offer for the company wasn't good enough.
Paul Sweeting: Backend
Peter Bart: The Backlot
In a welcome break from a run of disappointing annual figures, German kidvidder TV Loonland said Thursday that its revenues for 2000 reached DM145.1 million ($67 million), surpassing its projections…
Pointing fingers, former theater impresario Garth Drabinsky has filed a motion with an Ontario court that attempts to spread blame for Livent's horrendous accounting irregularities on Michael Ovitz…
A plan to reduce the Screen Actors Guild's national board from 105 members to 62 and give Hollywood reps a majority appears doomed.
The Booth Theatre has precisely the right title. Nearly 11 years after its Off Broadway world premiere, "Assassins," by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, will open on Broadway at the Booth in…
MGM expanded its board to 12 members Thursday with the appointment of Canadian investment banker Henry Winterstern.
HBO will turn the life of Jackie Gleason into "The Great One," a film to be directed by Pete Segal ("The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps"). "The Sopranos" writer-producer Terry Winter is penning the…
A short film has gone a long way for Sanford Bookstaver: The one-time assistant to DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg has closed a deal to make his feature directing debut with "Slugger," a…
Nigel Lythgoe, the producer behind the ITV network's successful version of reality skein "Popstars," is leaving Granada Media subsid LWT to head 19 TV, a production company set up by ex-Spice Girls…