The 52nd Locarno Intl. Film Festival, running Aug. 4-14 in Italian-speaking Switzerland, boasts a competition lineup of 20 pics with a good geographical spread, though it's especially strong on…
What distinguishes the Emmy from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award is that winners are chosen by judging panels, which assures that the work of every nominee is evaluated carefully. In order to choose…
"Outrageous" and "stupid." Those two words were often repeated at a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday which looked in to revelations that more than the nations major pubcasting outlets regularly…
Longtime WB Network publicity honcho Brad Turell has been upped to the newly created position of exec VP of network communications for the Frog web.
Seven years after suffering the indignity of being forced to close terrestrial television network La Cinq, there are signs that France's Lagardere group is moving back into the TV business.
Yet another life of the Kit Kat Klub expired Tuesday. The Klub has been evicted from the famous Henry Miller Theater, the original home to the Roundabout's production of "Cabaret."
Former Amazon.com exec Scott Lipsky has formed Lot 47, an indie distrib that plans to acquire digitally produced pics and distribute them theatrically and on the Internet. Its first film will be the…
Marvel Enterprises has tapped Peter Cuneo as prexy and CEO of the comic book and licensing powerhouse. Cuneo replaces Eric Ellenbogen, who resigned to head a media investment concern.
Calm Down Prods., headed by married thesps Kevin Pollak and Lucy Webb, has inked a first-look development deal with CBS.
UNITED KINGDOM Pearson TV insiders are downplaying reports that Michael Grade is a leading contender for the vacancy as chief exec. Pearson execs say that while Grade, who is currently chief exec of…