Japan took the first step Wednesday in what promises to be a long and convoluted process that could result in new regulations for children's TV programs.
What's four stories high, has 15 screens, and is populated in part by fuzzy Maurice Sendak characters? Welcome to Sony Metreon, the retail megamall -- or "urban entertainment center," to quote…
Filmmaker Michael Apted will receive the 1999 Intl. Documentary Assn. career achievement award Oct. 29. "Michael Apted has earned the respect of his peers for his willingness to tackle controversial…
Michael Ovitz's CheckOut.com has inked a multiyear co-marketing deal with Talk City, becoming the online chat service's exclusive e-commerce seller of music, movies and games. Under the revenue…
Jersey Shore, the specialized arm of Universal Pictures and Jersey Films, is close to striking a deal to turn the late John C. Russell's angst-riddled Off Broadway play "Stupid Kids" into a film.
ITALY Buena Vista Int’l ups Zonderland Paul Zonderland has been promoted to senior VP of the Italian division of Buena Vista Intl., it was announced Monday by BVI president Mark Zoradi. Zonderland…
Jeffrey Katzenberg's financial experts continued to take a beating Wednesday in his breach-of-contract lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co.
Virgin Cinemas chairman Robert Devereux is set to become non-exec chairman of indie exhibitor Film Network after making a personal investment in the company.
The Discovery Channel's annual shark week, one of the longest-running stunts on cable TV, will go live for the first time this year with a two-hour special as the kickoff program on Sunday, Aug. 8.
Italy's TV tycoon turned politico Silvio Berlusconi has emerged once again as the country's leading political force.