In his first major initiative since assuming his new job as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, William Kennard has launched a top-to-bottom review of the broadcast ownership rules.
After lensing Steven Spielberg's last three pics, cinematographer Janusz Kaminski will make his feature helming debut with the Meg Ryan-produced "Lost Souls" for New Line Cinema, the studio confirmed…
In one of the first deals bringing a Hollywood-sized script pricetag to the U.K., David Heyman, head of London-based Heyday Films, has signed unproduced scribe Darren Bailie to a three-picture deal…
Just weeks after Seagram sold the bulk of its TV assets to Barry Diller, the first big shoe has dropped. Universal TV Group chairman Greg Meidel will not be joining the newly formed Diller-led…
Michael Eisner will counterprogram himself Sunday. The Disney topper will fill his customary role introducing "The Wonderful World of Disney" on ABC, where the theatrical "The Santa Clause" will…
Spanish-lingo broadcaster Telemundo Group's stock jumped $1.93 to $38.81 after investment firm Apollo Group confirmed it had submitted an offer to buy the entire company (Daily Variety, Nov. 19).
Director Chen Kaige's next film, "Assassin," has run into a bit of trouble. Sony Pictures Classics, which has picked up foreign distribution rights to the film, may be a bit concerned following the…
Week two of the November sweep, the week ending Nov. 9, was a strong one for most syndie skeins, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report.
Tribune Entertainment has signed a domestic longform TV distribution deal with U.K.-based Hamdon Entertainment.
The pay-per-view industry this year will eclipse the $1 billion mark in collective revenue for the first time, according to an annual PPV industry overview presented Wednesday by Showtime Event TV…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier1Weekend:$26.6M Disney
Rio 22Weekend:$22.5M Fox
Heaven is for Real
Heaven is for Real3Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar