Onetime writedowns totaling $68.2 million on closure of old theaters sent General Cinema's parent company GC Cos. Inc. to a loss of $42.6 million in the October quarter, it said Wednesday, compared…
Satcaster U.S. Satellite Broadcasting saw its stock price soar nearly 40% Wednesday on rumors of an impending acquisition by DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics.
Holland Media Group (HMG) has inked a multimillion-dollar deal with RCV Entertainment for the TV rights to up to a dozen films, including Oscar winner "The English Patient."
In a highly unusual move for a Big Three O&O group, the 14 CBS-owned stations are brushing aside regularly skedded programming to carry at least three 30-minute infomercials this month in the…
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival will add a day in its fifth edition, which is set to unspool April 15-20. Organizers announced the official call for entries for LAIFF '99 with a submission…
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., wants to introduce a bill that would limit the FCC's ability to ban Local Marketing Agreements, which allow one station to manage the assets…
Sony Corp. is poised to announce a shakeup of its senior brass under which Sony Pictures Entertainment prexy John Calley and Sony Music Entertainment prexy/CEO Thomas Mottola would report directly to…
In a move to rescue the Beantown engagement of "Ragtime's" national tour, Gotham-based Pace Theatrical Group has stepped in as sole producer and co-presenter at the Colonial Theater.
Disney Regional Entertainment has chosen Philadelphia as the next home for DisneyQuest, an indoor virtual-reality theme park planned for summer 2000.
ABC's primetime lineup, a quiet third so far this fall in homes and adults 18-49, has sprinted ahead of the pack in Nov. 30-Dec. 6 results, paced by football and the fleet-footed "Forrest Gump."