Marking the emergence of a new and potentially aggressive international movie producer in Spain, the Planeta Group, the largest publishing company in the Spanish-speaking world, has entered pic…
A Japanese government advisory panel will recommend that the satellite service from pubcaster NHK, the nation's most popular, be scrambled when its broadcasts go digital in December, a Japanese daily…
Software giant Microsoft Corp. continues to add to its stable of vidgame creators as it readies the launch of its Xbox gaming console skedded to hit stores late next year.
Jonathan Demme is finalizing plans to direct "The Truth About Charlie" as his next pic, looking to start production in the spring for Universal.
Film mavens are counting their B.O. blessings this holiday season after boffo returns on "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Charlie's Angels" and "Unbreakable." That trio has helped push…
France's broadcasting authority approved the three-way merger of Vivendi, Canal Plus and Seagram Nov. 30, but not without first wrapping the new media group in a few extra feet of red tape.
Turner's HBO has been rated the top channel in India and Asia by cable operators.
German giant the Kirch Group and Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures have officially unveiled an agreement that will see Kirch take the rights to several Franchise titles for continental Europe (Daily…
"NBC Nightly News" is positioned to end the November sweeps in first place by virtually all measurements. With just a few Nielsen ballots to be counted, "Nightly" is on top in overall viewers (11.60…
She's only 29 and has produced just two films, but Bruna Papandrea is believed to have been offered the plum job of head of production/development for the London-based joint-venture between Sydney…
One of Spain's biggest indie production houses, Cesar Benitez's Boca Group, is in talks to partner with several European communications groups.