French major Pathe has pacted with Venice-based exhibitor VIS to build a series of new multiplexes in Italy. The move is part of Pathe chairman Jerome Seydoux's strategy to significantly increase his…
Looking to cash in on the lucrative Adam Sandler business, Touchstone Pictures has picked up Rob Schneider's untitled comedy spec for Sandler and his partner Jack Giarraputo to produce.
Oscar aficionado Keith Collins has uncovered a few facts, precedents and trivia tidbits for those fascinated by everything Oscar.
The Mirror newspaper group, currently a takeover target, is selling its 18.6% stake in Scottish Media, Scotland's largest TV group, and possibly the tabloid cable TV channel L!ve TV.
Adelphia Communications agreed to acquire Los Angeles cabler Century Communications for $5.2 billion in stock, cash and assumption of debt, in a deal that catapults Adelphia to the fifth biggest…
Five scribes discussed their craft Sunday at a screenwriting panel that highlighted the Santa Barbara Film Festival's opening weekend.
Just how different is it to make movies in the 1990s vs., say, the 1970s? The question made for lively debate here Friday afternoon during a U.S. Comedy Arts Festival seminar entitled "From the '70s…
The C$409 million (U.S. $268 million) agreement that will see CTV Inc. pick up 68% of Canadian specialty-channel powerhouse NetStar Communications closed in trust Friday.
Dolby Laboratories' Digital-Surround EX theatrical sound system, which debuts May 21 with the release of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace," is on target to become the most quickly adopted…
The new action series "Sons of Thunder" has rolled onto the CBS Saturday schedule with a flash of promise, topping all "Walker, Texas Ranger" adults 18-49 results in that 10-11 p.m. slot since Jan. 9.
Fox has picked up a Greenblatt Janollari Studio comedy pilot created by Carol Leifer and a Touchstone TV comedy pilot starring Jim Breuer ("Saturday Night Live").