The "Star Wars" licensing cavalcade continues. A day after Lucasfilm announced multiyear, megamillion-dollar deals with Hasbro and Galoob Toys, the company has granted the Ballantine Publishing Group…
Javier Bardem has been cast to play the lead in "The Dancer Upstairs," John Malkovich's directorial debut, which starts shooting in December.
Production credits in Wednesday’s review of “Chicago Hope’s” Oct. 15 episode were incomplete. Credits should have included consulting producer Barbara Hall and supervising producer James C. Hart…
The WB net on Wednesday hired former CBS and Disney exec Ken Werner to be executive VP of network distribution.
In response to complaints from "Ellen" star Ellen DeGeneres, ABC dropped the parental advisory from Wednesday night's episode of the show, which was titled "The Gay Yellow Pages."
UPN's new entertainment chief Tom Nunan made his first scheduling moves Wednesday, swapping time- slots for sitcoms "Clueless" and "Moesha" on Tuesday nights and dramas "The Sentinel" and "Star Trek…
Meredith Broadcasting prexy Phil Jones has ankled the company after an 18-year career, replaced by a publishing exec with no TV experience.
Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest group, which owns film production and distribution unit Medusa and controls 50.3% of TV company Mediaset, said pretax profit in the first half of 1997 fell to 448.2…
Baker & Hostetler LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, has opened a new office in Beverly Hills, aiming to expand its entertainment industry-related intellectual property and new media law…
Writers Guild of America West officials have reached a tentative West-only deal with film and TV producers, a development that will effectively eliminate, at least for now, any chance of…
A new British theatrical distribution venture has been launched as a partnership between two recently formed companies, Downtown Pictures and the Film Development Corp.