The Sundance Film Festival will honor Frances McDormand on Jan. 18 with its Piper-Heidsieck Tribute to Independent Vision, it was announced Tuesday.
Hardware chain Home Depot is underwriting a new live-action children's show to be distributed in syndication by Gotham-based indie MG/Perin.
France Telecom has agreed to pay $850 million to acquire Casema, which at 1.1 million connections is Holland's second-biggest cable company.
The U.S. leveraged buyout firm of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst has formed a $500 million investment fund with Venezuelan conglomerate Cisneros Group to invest in Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish…
After six weeks of sharing or surrendering the primetime lead in households, NBC found its stride again last week, winning the Dec. 8-15 Nielsens chase by 2 shares in homes and 4 in adults 18-49.
Producers of Paul Simon's "The Capeman" have postponed the musical's Broadway opening by three weeks to give the creative team time to fix some problems. The $11 million musical, previously set to…
Showtime Networks Inc. plans in March to launch a 24-hour premium channel exclusively featuring action-adventure films, including several (such as the James Bond film "GoldenEye") making their…
DirecTV said Tuesday that it has increased its capital to 31.9 billion yen ($245 million) from 20.8 billion yen ($160 million) as of Saturday.
The plight of comedy motion pictures at Oscar time is always the same. It's hard to break through the bias toward more serious fare when Academy members choose the five nominees for best picture.
Fox Broadcasting Co. is launching the midseason comedy "Ask Harriet" and bringing the Dick Wolf drama "New York Undercover" back to Thursdays in January.
Multi-character slices of life have often piqued Oscar's interest, from director Robert Altman's best-picture nominees "MASH," "Nashville" and "The Player" to such eclectic, character-teeming…