In what WGA officials called "a major overhaul," the Writers Guild of America West has created two high-powered councils of screen and television writers who will seek solutions to "critical industry…
After holding out for years against sharing theatrical movies with a broadcast network, USA Network has finally succumbed. The cabler has clinched a deal with Columbia TriStar that will give CBS the…
Former Disney Telefilms veepee Ricka Fisher has been named prexy of Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Prods.
Upcoming season Champions' League soccer matches will be seen exclusively on Rupert Murdoch's free TV channel TM 3, with no games set for pay TV.
Working Title Films has signed a deal to produce the next two original film scripts by Richard Curtis, writer of "Notting Hill," "Bean" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral." The deal formalizes the…
TVN Entertainment Corp., which distributes pay-per-view movies for Chuck Dolan's Cablevision Systems Corp. and other cable operators, is expanding into electronic retailing by purchasing two…
Disney chief operating officer Sandy Litvack continued his attack Monday on the economic model prepared by Booz-Allen & Hamilton consultant Michael Wolf during his second day of cross-examining the…
Rupert Murdoch is likely to be named chairman of British Sky Broadcasting when the U.K. satcaster's board meets today.
AT&T chairman Michael Armstrong warned Monday that "chaos" would result if the cable industry is forced to open its systems to rival Internet services like America Online, as it would be under a…
Connie Nielsen has replaced Monica Potter as the lead female in "Mission to Mars," the Brian DePalma-directed film that begins shooting in July. Pic also stars Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle…