America Online has laid off 40 people -- half of its work force -- at its Culver City-based Entertainment Asylum unit, which develops interactive programs for the Internet and the popular AOL service.
DreamWorks has tapped video industry veteran Matt Brown to head its new worldwide homevideo division, which to date has zero films in release. That will change on March 10, when DreamWorks' first…
AUSTRALIA Penny Chapman, one of Australia's most celebrated TV drama producers, is quitting her plum post as general manager of network television at pubcaster Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC)…
Granite Broadcasting Corp. earned $1.4 million in the fourth quarter, the company said Wednesday, compared with a loss of $744,000 a year earlier on 15% higher revenue of $42.7 million. * * *…
Michael Aguilar, former creative exec at Paramount, has been upped to production executive at Shuler Donner/Donner Prods.
Tuesday's pairs figure skating has boosted CBS' Winter Olympics coverage to the second-best ratings of the games to date, but results continue to lag behind other recent Olympics and behind CBS'…
John Hester has left his position as Orion's chief operating officer and signed on as a consultant to MGM on matters relating to Leo's 1997 acquisition of Orion Pictures Corp. and its related…
Rick Olshansky has been named director of biz affairs at NBC Entertainment. He'll handle negotiations for talent and program acquisitions, including deals for pilots, series, specials, TV pics and…
Cuba Gooding Jr., who nabbed the supporting actor Oscar last year for "Jerry Maguire," will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. It will be his first appearance as a presenter.
Paragon Entertainment Corp. is considering splitting its assets and selling them separately, a move that might involve selling London-based Handmade Films as a stand-alone unit.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Daily:$4.3M Cumulative:$174.9M Disney 22.52%
Rio 22Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$52.9M Fox 17.90%
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$7.0M Sony / TriStar -10.21%