The BBC and Discovery have given themselves top marks on their first year's report card, citing exceptional results for BBC America, programming joint ventures and creation of international channels.
Eureka, the prototype European entertainment conglomerate formed by Germany's Kirch Group and Italy's Mediaset, has agreed to co-finance its first Hollywood pic, Robert Redford's $70 million "The…
Neil Simon's latest offering "The Dinner Party" will get its world preem at the Mark Taper Forum, one of six plays the venue is rolling out for its 1999-2000 season. Simon, no stranger to the Taper…
Producer Robert Morton's Panamort Prods. has inked an exclusive multiyear development deal with Carsey-Werner to develop programming for the production company and the soon-to-launch Oxygen cabler.
FROM NAB CONFERENCEOracle Corp. chairman Larry Ellison issued a challenge to creators of digital video recording systems Monday at the National Assn. of Broadcasters confab here, announcing plans to…
The Writers Guild of America's new contract with CBS includes wage increases of 3% in each of the pact's three years and includes none of the jurisdictional rollbacks proposed by the network.
Fox Family Channel's premiere of "Michael Jordan: An American Hero" scored a record 4.1 cable universe rating for the web on Sunday night.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) said Tuesday that it has acquired the Japanese DVD rights to selected movies from Universal Studios and will release about five titles a month starting in June.
FROM NAB CONFERENCEMedia 100, hoping to close the gap with leading film and television editing machine builder Avid Inc., has inked a deal with Nothing Real to release ShakeVideo, a high-speed…
Fifteen years after Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" helped transform the Talking Heads into a pop sensation, Palm Pictures is preparing a theatrical re-release of the groundbreaking concert film.