Japanese advertising expenditures decreased for the first time in five years in 1998 to hit 5.76 trillion yen ($48.7 billion) due to the nation's worst recession since the end of WWII, according to a…
October Films has bought the rights to an L.A. Times article titled "A Mystery of Cloth" for Michael Stipe's Single Cell Pictures to turn into a feature film.
Mammoth Records has appointed Wendy Weisberg national director of publicity.
Film and TV production reached a record high of C$808 million ($534 million) in British Columbia last year, a 28% increase from the 1997 total of $417 million.
Reflecting the growth in BMG Entertainment's Internet efforts and an increased emphasis on implementing worldwide marketing campaigns for its releases, domestic marketing veep Bill Wilson has been…
GERMANY HOT revs scorching Executives at German shopping channel HOT have announced revenues of $118 million in 1998. The figures were $5.9 million over the estimated revenues. Executives at the…
Bill Brochtrup, who plays the recurring character John Irvin on ABC's "NYPD Blue," has signed on as a cast regular to the Steven Bochco drama.
Screenwriter-director Frank Pierson, who won an Oscar for his script of "Dog Day Afternoon," will receive the Edmund H. North Award at the Writers Guild of America's 51st annual awards party Feb. 20.
Continuing its rights-splitting spree, Universal Pictures has sold all international rights to its Denzel Washington thriller "The Bone Collector" to Sony Pictures.
King World Intl. has licensed "Wheel of Fortune" and "Inside Edition" to Asia Television's English-lingo World Channel, a free terrestrial station covering the Hong Kong region.
MTV Europe has unveiled its three new music channels for the U.K. and Irish markets, due to bow as part of a total six-channel bouquet on SkyDigital by July 1.