Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. agreed Thursday to buy the Hearst Book Group, consisting of Avon Books and William Morrow & Co., in the buy-or-die philosophy that's redefining publishing.
The National Labor Relations Board has approved Screen Cartoonists Local 839's bid to represent employees at DIC Entertainment, which produced "Heathcliff" and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch."
With just two weeks to put on its finishing touches, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival has locked up its schedule of films.
"Run Lola Run," the runaway German hit of 1998, walked away with the lion's share of prizes Thursday at the German Film awards.
Animation house Character Builders has acquired the rights to Christopher Moore's novel "The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove," to be produced as a live-action/animated feature.
Miramax has paid mid-six figures for the option to "Drowning Ruth," Christina Schwarz's gothic novel about sisters in 1930s Midwest, on behalf of Wes Craven Films.
Discovery Communications has added another cable network to its bulging portfolio, Knowledge TV, which reaches about 20 million subscribers.
As the 11th Medien Forum NRW, Germany's leading media confab, came to a close Wednesday, organizers already had their sights set on next year, when they hope to include an international programming…
The digital projection of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" in four theaters in New Jersey and Los Angeles isn't just being heralded as the first commercial presentation of its kind…
Annette Bening will don cap and gown Saturday to deliver a keynote address to the grads of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.