ABC has ponied up about $35 million for the exclusive broadcast TV rights to Universal's blockbuster hit "Patch Adams" and its two recent disappointing theatricals, "Meet Joe Black" and "Babe: Pig in…
Elmore Leonard, who penned the novels "Get Shorty" and "Out of Sight," is one of several authors headlining the Writers Bloc literary programs Feb. 12-26 in Los Angeles.
Despite what's shaping up as a shaky year for pay TV in Latin America, Turner is looking to roll out Turner Classic Movies before the millennium is out.
Warner Bros. has committed to a big-budget, live-action version of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and hired "Out of Sight" scribe Scott Frank to pen the script.
Syndicated TV series as a category climbed to an average 2.8 rating in the fourth quarter of 1998 in overall daytime Nielsens, an 8% jump over the same period a year ago -- and syndication's best…
The Berlin Intl. Film Fest unveiled Tuesday a lineup of celebrities in town for the Feb. 10-21 gathering, complementing the strong program and a competition selection that reads like a Cannes agenda.
Toymaker Mattel Inc. on Tuesday reported a 69% drop in fourth-quarter earnings.
The sophomore effort by rapper Foxy Brown was the bestselling album in the nation with nearly 173,000 copies of her Def Jam Records disc "Chyna Doll" going home with fans, according to sales data…
Winchester Entertainment, the London-based sales company, has announced plans to raise £9 million ($14.9 million) from private investors to bankroll two movies -- Dave Stewart's "Honest" and Jevon…
Steven Bochco, now in his sixth season of production on the Emmy Award-winning "NYPD Blue," will be honored with the David Susskind lifetime achievement award by the Producers Guild of America.
Despite sharply higher profits from Warner Bros., Warner Music and cable programming, Time Warner lost $214 million in the December quarter compared with $135 million profit a year earlier, the…