Asian satcaster Star TV has fired the first shot in the war to dominate Hong Kong's broadcast field. The News Corp. subsidiary applied Thursday to the government for a license to provide digital pay…
Dirk Shafer, who wrote and directed the mockumentary "Man of the Year" about his reign as the 1992 Playgirl man of the year, will direct "Circuits" for producer Steven Wolfe ("Twin Falls Idaho").
Further confirmation that the 1999-00 season is shaping up to be the year of the drama came Thursday as a trio of frosh hours snagged full-season orders.
Dave Rupert has been upped to VP, U.S. sales for Warner Bros. consumer products, the studio announced Thursday.
New York-based new media company BNNTV.COM has opened a Los Angeles office to manage its West Coast television development and production operations.
Disneyland execs unveiled Wednesday the major vendors setting up shop inside Downtown Disney, the 300,000-square foot retailing hub that is part of the resort's $1.4 billion planned expansion effort.
Brad Pitt, who opens today in Fox 2000's "Fight Club," is in discussions to make his next film "Urban Townies," a Warner Bros. drama to be directed by Mark Romanek from a script by Jesse Wigutow.
More business has led to more year-end red ink at Canuck direct-to-home sat TV service provider Star Choice.
Former Turner exec Charlotte Leonard has been appointed senior VP at Cisneros Television Group (CTG).
Indie producer Emilio Ferrari, best known for straight-to-video and TV titles, has formed a new theatrical and distribution entity -- A Plus Entertainment -- with financing out of Germany.
Cable cable cable -- both networks and systems -- boosted Time Warner's quarterly numbers. Filmed entertainment and music were sluggish, but that's OK, according to chairman and CEO Gerald Levin.