After drawn-out negotiations, Barry Diller's USA Networks Inc. agreed Tuesday to raise its offer for the publicly held stock in Ticketmaster Group Inc. to a price that Ticketmaster's board accepted.
Opera star Todd Duncan, who was hand-picked by George Gershwin to play Porgy in "Porgy and Bess," died Feb. 28 of a heart condition at his home in Washington, D.C. He was 95.
Director-producer Taylor Hackford, who most recently helmed “The Devil’s Advocate” for Warner Bros., has signed with International Creative Management, where he will be repped by agency president Jim…
Chile joins the growing Latino trend toward tiered cable services this week, as dominant operator VTR-Cable Express launches a premium level.
In more ways than one, D.C. insiders were the target audience for the Tuesday-night sneak preview of NBC's midseason replacement "Lateline."
Japan's all-time box office champ "Princess Mononoke" won the Japanese Academy Award for best picture of 1997, becoming the first animated film to get the nod.
Australia's Village Roadshow is going Greek with the purchase of Ryan Murphy and Silvio Horta's pitch "The Furies" for a mid-six-figure sum for Dustin Hoffman's Punch Prods., sources said Monday.
TCI Intl.'s Argentine programming affiliate, Torneos y Competencias (TyC), has agreed in principle to acquire top local programmer Pramer, the U.S. cabler announced Monday. The deal is one of a…
The Walt Disney Co. has upped Salil Mehta to VP of strategic planning, the company announced Thursday.
A recommendation buried in a federal government report may cut red tape for foreigners working in the Canadian entertainment industry. The recommendation, found in an unrelated immigration report…
Talkshow vet Jose Pretlow has been tapped the new showrunner on Columbia TriStar TV Distribution's latenight syndie strip "Vibe."