Sky Networks, the programming arm of satcaster BSkyB, has committed to invest $25 million in British movies over the next two years through its new film production unit, Sky Pictures.
Spyglass Entertainment partners Roger Birnbaum and Gary Barber will make the Edward Norton-directed comedy "Keeping the Faith" the first project they've hatched from scratch since forming their…
Comedian Ray Romano is set to return as host of the 25th annual People's Choice Awards Jan. 10, to be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd will co-host.
A memorial gathering for Broadway and television producer Joseph Cates will be held Friday at the Directors Guild of America's headquarters in Los Angeles.
Russia's distributors may have gone through hard times since August's crisis hit, but that has not stopped major local player Carmen from expanding its activities in an unexpected direction -- toward…
It's sayonara Screech and bye-bye Mr. Belding: "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" -- the longtime linchpin of NBC's Saturday ayem teen skein -- is exiting the Peacock web after seven seasons.
E! Entertainment TV made it official: Fran Shea has made the leap from senior VP of programming to acting president of the network (Daily Variety, Dec. 7).
European Union commercial broadcasters were bullish about the prospects of curbing unfair state subsidies to pubcasters this week, following a meeting with the European Commission Friday.
The Viennale film fest has given its international profile a boost with the election of former United Artists and Orion Pictures CEO Eric Pleskow to the post of fest president.
BigE.com said Monday it has partnered with Hollywood Online, an independent subsidiary of the Times Mirror Co., to serve as the Web site's exclusive merchant of movie merchandise.
Nothin' but blue skies for the networks as they gallop into the new millennium. Or so CBS research honcho David F. Poltrack predicted Monday at PaineWebber's 26th annual media conference.