Barry Diller's USA Networks has tapped former Kushner/Locke executive Adam Shapiro to head the cable networks' original movie production division.
Pubcaster KCET Los Angeles is mounting a bid this week to become a much more relevant player in this company town. KCET prexy and CEO Al Jerome is hitting the fundraising trail with a demo reel for a…
AMC Entertainment has delayed its $60 million stock offering in what appears to be a response to the stock market slump afflicting exhib stocks.
A target list of 15 potential bidders has been drawn up by Goldman Sachs to receive the sale prospectus for Polygram Filmed Entertainment.
Dan Rosen, the tyro writer-director of the indie black comedy "Dead Man's Curve," is set to make his studio directing debut on New Line Cinema's comedy "Planet Deb."
Francis Coppola won a stunning victory Thursday in his lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the aborted "Pinocchio" project when a jury awarded him $20 million in compensatory damages and found there is…
Italy's state-owned film studio Cinecitta has been sold to a group of Italian investors, including top film producers Vittorio Cecchi Gori and Aurelio De Laurentiis.
For the second time this summer, big box office buzz turned out to be mainly static. "Armageddon's" debut fell far short of last year's Independence Day opener, Sony's "Men in Black," which racked up…
Fox and Touchstone TV have decided not to move forward with the previously ordered midseason sitcom starring Dave Chappelle.
Actor-director Roberto Benigni's "Life Is Beautiful," which tells the tragicomic story of a Jewish father and his infant son in a World War II concentration camp, became the major winner at the 42nd…
Media mergers and acquisitions reached an impressive $99 billion for the first half of 1998, compared with $77 billion for all of 1997, according to Veronis, Suhler & Associates, the New York-based…