Granada Group has agreed to pay £22 million ($34 million) for a 9.9% stake in the Liverpool soccer club, one of the biggest names in English sport. Granada, which is a leading player in the ITV…
On the eve of a key House vote on federal funding for pubcasters, some Republicans said they are livid over a report that WGBH in Boston traded mailing lists with the Democratic National Committee.
Laurie Fortier (“To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday”) will join the cast of Morgan Creek’s “In Crowd” for director Mary Lambert. Lori Huering and Susan Ward also appear in the pic about a menacing…
CBS has tapped longtime Warner Bros. Television promo exec David Stapf to serve as senior veepee of current programming. Stapf will oversee all primetime comedy, drama and reality skeins at the Eye…
The International Documentary Assn. has honored New York's George Eastman House museum with its annual preservation and scholarship award.
Despite the on-going success of tabloid news show "Duro y Directo" (Hard and Direct), Televisa will end its 19-month run on Friday in a bid to reduce onscreen violence.
Sylvester Stallone and his brother Frank have settled a pair of lawsuits over the never-released film "The Good Life." Terms were not released, but Martin Singer, who represented Sylvester Stallone…
With a new chief direct from the Venice Film Festival, and ambitions to re-establish its thumbprint on the fest landscape, the 1999 Taormina FilmFest (July 24-31) will field a 12-title Competition…
Newcomers Bonnie Somerville and Brad Hawkins have been tapped to star alongside a host of contemporary musicians in "Shake, Rattle & Roll," the CBS November sweeps mini tracing the evolution of rock…
Alyce Alston, publisher of the resurgent teen mag YM, is ankling to becoming publisher of Hearst's new Oprah Winfrey magazine.
"After the Truth," a controversial film about Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele, will be the first picture to fall under the reciprocal agreement between Helkon Media and Buena Vista Intl. Germany. A…