A British branch of Pioneer Electronics Corp. will start production of set-top boxes in September that can be used for digital TV systems, and France's Canal Plus is slated as one of the major…
HBO's live concert telecast featuring Garth Brooks performing in New York's Central Park --- an event that drew a record 250,000 attendees --- attracted the Time Warner pay cabler's largest audience…
Peter Risafi has been tapped VP of creative services for Lifetime Television. Handling the management and guidance of the Lifetime creative services department’s writer-producers, designers and…
Marvel Comics' Hulk is stomping toward the bigscreen. Jonathan Hensleigh, who scripted "The Rock" and Touchstone's upcoming summer 1998 event film "Armageddon," will make his feature film directorial…
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has written the FCC, urging the commission to approve the beefed-up rating system that the industry has promised to implement Oct. 1.
Good news Friday for Worldvision Enterprises' new syndie gameshow "Pictionary": The half-hour strip won't be handicapped by a post-2 a.m. timeslot in New York, the nation's largest TV market.
James Gandolfini is in final negotiations to join the cast of Steve Zaillian's "A Civil Action," for Touchstone Pictures.
Universal Concerts has purchased Denver-based Fey Concerts, the region's top concert promotion firm. The pact further enhances Universal's profile in the important touring market and culminates a…
Gayle Thomas' "The Beauty of the Common Tool" took the top film prize at the third annual Palm Springs Intl. Short Film Festival, the biggest short film fest in North America and one of the few fests…
The Aug. 4 edition of the A&E series "Biography," profiling Sylvester Stallone, landed the sixth-highest Nielsen rating in the history of the program: a 4.0. It got some of us wondering what the…
Cheryl McLean has been upped to vice president of publicity for Rysher Entertainment.