Hollywood's union writers focused Thursday on the key economic issue of residuals during a fourth daylong negotiating session with studios and networks to hammer out a deal for a new film-TV contract.
U.K. television distribber Channel 4 Intl. and Comedy Central are to co-produce "A Funny Thing Happened," a three-part docu on the history of black comedy and its role in American society.
More CNN employees were shown the door Thursday, including at least seven correspondents, as the 24-hour news cabler continues to streamline its staff in the wake of the AOL Time Warner merger.
October Films co-founder and indie veteran Bingham Ray has been tapped to launch the feature division of top Gotham-based commercial and video production company Crossroads Films, where he will be a…
Bertrand Tavernier's Little Bear company asked a French court Thursday for 500,000 francs ($70,386) a day in damages for each of the five days that a strike has halted production of the filmmaker's…
There's been a parade of exhibitors marching into bankruptcy court, and now a couple are poised to walk back out. Mission, Kan.-based Dickinson Theatres may edge out United Artists Theatres Circuit…
Resuming his crusade, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) said Thursday that he will introduce legislation designed to punish entertainment companies marketing violent movies, music and videogames to…
Japan's movie market in 2000 was down, despite a screen increase of more than 10%. B.O. slumped by 6.5%. Receipts for the world's second-largest movie market hit 170.9 billion yen ($1.45 billion) in…
Walt Disney TV Intl.-Latin America has inked a three-year pay-per-view agreement with satcaster Sky.
Sony Computer Entertainment said Thursday it has spun off its PlayStation.com Web site as a separate subsid to oversee the popular vidgame brand's online efforts.
Russian government-backed Gazprom-Media has declared itself in control of Media-Most's NTV -- the country's only politically independent TV channel.