Paramount-based Mandalay Pictures has made its first foray into insurance-backed film financing by securing a $25 million production facility from Chase Manhattan Bank.
Tuesday's announcement by France's competition authority that it would fine Gallic paybox Canal Plus for "abuse of dominant position" in vying for exclusive deals on broadcast rights has sent shock…
As the rest of the country prepares for three days of parties, hangovers and football -- and perhaps a movie or two -- studio execs and theater owners are anxiously bracing for what they hope is…
The radio industry took another step toward its best year ever Wednesday with its leading trade organization tallying up an 11% increase in November ad sales for the medium.
Kevin O'Brien, a well-known exec in broadcasting circles, is in talks with CBS topper Mel Karmazin for a high-ranking post at the Eye web's station group.
AT&T's plan to acquire Tele-Communications Inc. cleared a major regulatory barrier Wednesday when the Justice Dept. signed off on the $48 billion deal.
The latest release from Rapper DMX, "Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood," was the bestselling album in the nation and went home with about 670,000 fans Christmas week, according to sales data…
Livent Inc. disclosed Wednesday that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court has granted final approval to a previously announced financing package from investment firm Angelo Gordon & Co. that will deliver…
Scott Rudin and the producing team of Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch and Mark Routh are in final negotiations to move Paul Rudnick's "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," to Off…
Michael Phillips is the new L.A. Times theater critic. Phillips, 37, is currently drama critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Screenwriters for "A Civil Action," "Gods and Monsters," "Primary Colors," "A Simple Plan" and "The Thin Red Line" have been nominated for USC's Scripter Award, which honors the best realization of a…