German media heavyweight Kirch Group gained full control Thursday of the German pay TV market, acquiring all but 5% of rival Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa's stake in pay TV web Premiere.
Edwards Theatres is among the bidders for the Mann Theatre chain, according to insiders. The 663-screen Newport Beach-based circuit is believed to have made a $100 million-plus offer for the Mann…
Director Mike Hodges has had a wild ride of a career in which he's embraced everything from lowbrow comedy to lavish fantasy, with stops in between for gritty crime mellers and elegant satire…
The U.K.'s First Film Foundation has selected seven short films for this year's edition of its New Directions showcase, which includes industry screenings in London, New York and Los Angeles.
Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairmen of Working Title Films, have finally signed a five-year deal to continue at the helm of the London-based production company under Universal Pictures.
Macaulay Culkin, who as a child actor nabbed America's heart and box office dollars in such pics as "Home Alone" and "Home Alone II," has ankled the William Morris Agency and has signed with United…
A "Pokemon"-powered Kids' WB continues to set ratings records, last week outscoring all three broadcast network kidvid players for the first time.
Lifetime has greenlit production on a one-hour pilot, tentatively titled "How Could It Happen," hosted by rock singer Melissa Etheridge.
ABC is off to a hot start with its late-season Wednesday rookies "Norm" and "It's like, you know...," while CBS' "Payne" has suffered another series of Wednesday injuries.
Broadcasters frequently complain about the media attention and ad dollars lavished on basic cable nets, arguing that even the lowest-rated network show usually draws more eyeballs than the top-rated…
Spanish pubcaster Radio Television Espanola (RTVE) has sold its 17% stake in Spanish digital satcaster Via Digital to Telefonica Media, a subsid of Via's controlling shareholder, Spanish telco…