Four years after Disney stunned showbizzers with its stealth acquisition of ABC, the Mouse House has taken its boldest leap yet toward true vertical integration with the consolidation of Disney's TV…
In a gutsy move that seems to fly in the face of conventional wisdom, Newmarket Capital Group and exec Barry Brooker are forming a new homevid distribution company, Mercury Home Entertainment.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired the lion's share of global distribution rights for director Ang Lee's next feature, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," a Chinese-language martial arts film.
Russia's 21st Moscow Film Fest will unspool July 19-29 in a slimmer format. Alexander Golutva, head of government funding body Goskino, said at a press conference on July 7 that state coin for fest…
Women's cabler Lifetime will pony up about $58 million for the cable rerun rights to the sitcom "Mad About You" for a four-year license term beginning in March 2002.
Kevin Winnik has been tapped director of new product and sideline merchandise at Tower Records.
Former Warner Bros. Online programming director Elizabeth Sherman has been tapped senior veep, programming & creative at online music network OnRadio.
Faced with a rising outcry from Hollywood over runaway movie and television production, Canucks are digging in to protect the lucrative business they have lured north of the border.
Wendy Finerman Prods. ("Forrest Gump," "Stepmom") is beefing up operations -- tapping Gary Goodman as veep of production, hiring Jennifer Goldstein as a new creative exec and opening a Gotham-based…
Off Broadway companies Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages have revealed their 1999-2000 mainstage season lineups.
Brian Witten, who was instrumental in securing Adam Sandler's two-picture deal with New Line Cinema, has been named senior vice president of production at the studio.