At the fifth annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, plenty of buzz centered on the fest's first film showcase. Earning high praise were "Go," from "Swingers" director Doug Liman; the car salesman saga…
In an effort to head off Congressional interference, broadcasters late last week reopened negotiations with satcasters over the rights to distribute network signals in urban and suburban areas.
In a somewhat unusual move, a member of EMI's board of directors has been tapped to succeed chairman Colin Southgate.
Whether 300 million people watch worldwide or 400 million tune in, whether Aerosmith performs live or doesn't, whether this year's show runs longer than ever or shorter, one thing is for certain…
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.
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…
Oscar aficionado Keith Collins has uncovered a few facts, precedents and trivia tidbits for those fascinated by everything Oscar.
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…