NBC paid huge renewal fees to hold onto "Seinfeld," justifying the payout with the promise it would get substantial increases in ad rates from Madison Avenue. In this case, the proud Peacock was…
In Italy for the European premiere of "Cop Land" at the Venice Film Festival and for the unveiling of the country's first Planet Hollywood, in Rome, Sylvester Stallone confirmed his involvement in an…
The WB netlet's Sunday-night premiere averaged a 4.0 household rating and 6 share in overnight markets, which was up 14% in rating from last year's 3.5/6 Sunday debut.
On the heels of its $6 million acquisition of Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" at the Toronto Int.l Film Festival, October Films has picked up two other pics outside the fest --- the American indie "The…
Italy's top film producer and distributor, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has joined forces with former RAI general director and state-owned telecom company STET president Biagio Agnes.
With the opening night of the much-ballyhooed musical "Rent" being used as its greeting card, a new showbiz-culturebiz liaison group, the Entertainment Council, is being launched to cement a…
The business practices at a famous --- and famously maverick --- indie production company are about to be thrust into the spotlight.
The first cool wind of fall blew through the post-Labor Day weekend box office as Warner Bros.' "Fire Down Below" led the top 60 films to a chilly $52.6 million finish.
Despite a 24% drop in the U.K. box office on the weekend of Princess Diana's funeral, when big boys like "Conspiracy Theory," "Men In Black" and "Bean" dipped an average of 49%, Fox's boisterous Brit…