Amid speculation over the future of Germany's two leading theater chains, Cinemaxx and UFA, upstart media house Kinowelt is making noises about entering the plex biz.
"Buena Vista Social Club" fans, hold onto your gitarras. Though the now-legendary 1997 album of traditional Cuban popular songs produced by Ry Cooder has gone platinum, spurred by the largest…
FilmFour, Channel 4's pay TV movie channel, signed up more than 250,000 subscribers by the end of December, well above its initial target of 150,000.
Long hailed as the "mayor" of Warner Bros.' bustling 200-acre studio, Gary Credle has been tapped WB exec veep of administration and studio operations, a newly created post.
Franchise Pictures chairman and CEO Elie Samaha has created a new franchise -- Franchise Classics -- and tapped partner Andrew Stevens to head the division. Classics will make movies with budgets no…
The new year rang in boffo numbers for access shows in syndication, according to the latest Nielsen report for the week of Jan. 3-9, as off-net shows and newsmags hit season highs in a nearly…
Music or musicians were the focus of a raft of films during 1999 including "The Talented Mr. Ripley," "The Red Violin," "The Legend of 1900," "Music of the Heart," "Sweet and Lowdown" and…
Creative Light Worldwide, a film sales and distribution company, has acquired worldwide rights to "The Hi-Line," starring Rachael Leigh Cook, Ryan Alosio, Margot Kidder, Stuart Margolin and Tantoo…
American cabler NTL has made a $5 billion bid for Belgian cable operator Telenet, according to local press reports.
A Canadian Web site that allows viewers to watch several U.S. TV stations over the Internet was slapped Thursday with two lawsuits by angry American movie studios, broadcast networks and sports…
News Digital Media, the interactive arm of parent News Corp., said Wednesday it has acquired privately held Stats Inc., a major supplier of sports scores, statistics and other analysis.