British pay TV company BSkyB is in talks to buy a 9.9 percent stake in Chelsea Village, owners of the premiere Chelsea soccer team, part of a new drive to bolster an investment portfolio containing…
John Malone's Encore Entertainment Group has promoted Stephan Shelanski from VP, program acquisitions, to senior VP, program acquisitions, planning and scheduling.
Alfred Hitchcock is set to receive a centenary tribute from an unexpected quarter later this year in the form of a Russian-made, 21-episode series based on the American thriller and detective stories…
It was a particularly unlucky Friday the 13th for Universal's Gotham-based development office.
French movies dominated the awards at the 52nd Locarno Intl. Film Festival, with rural family drama "Skin of a Man, Heart of a Beast" nabbing the top Golden Leopard, as well as a Bronze Leopard for…
Action Channel, the minipay network that's part of John Malone's Encore multiplex group of channels, has scheduled the world TV premiere of the 26 episodes of an animated horror/sci-fi half-hour from…
Jim Belushi and Gregory Hines are set to star in Showtime Networks' "Unanswered Questions," an original drama pic for the cabler about two journalists who discover a man was wrongfully convicted for…
Looking to take advantage of millennium madness, NBC Studios has begun production on "Y2K," a disaster pic that imagines near-apocalyptic results brought about by the much-hyped computer bug.
Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System has pulled the plug on the Women's Network, a cable channel under development with Advance Publications, the privately held owner of Conde Nast, publisher of…
With chants of "bring Hollywood home," thousands of showbiz pros took to the streets Sunday to support bills aimed at stemming the tide of film and TV productions fleeing to foreign locales for…
Judd Nelson, Madchen Amick and singer Paula Abdul have been cast as leads in NBC's upcoming biopic "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story."