In a united effort to combat pirated movies, Hong Kong's cinemas will go dark today to protest the growing trade in illegal copies of firstrun films.
Heating up the battle for digital TV rights in Spain, Spanish satcaster Via Digital has inked a five-year deal with Universal Studios for nonexclusive firstrun, pay-per-view TV rights to all U pics…
Michael Cimino is attached to direct the $35 million "1500," a Brazilian pic that may become the costliest film in Latin American history.
As the 5 p.m. Tuesday deadline for submitting Oscar ballots loomed, some New York members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences learned they had inadvertently mailed their best foreign…
Having torn apart the creative team for Elton John and Tim Rice's "Elaborate Lives: The Legend of Aida" in December, execs at the Mouse House theatrical division are now in the midst of casting deals…
National network Doordarshan (DD) yanked episodes of its popular series "Shaktimaan" (an Indianized "Superman") after news agency UNI reported cases of kids torching themselves in hopes of a…
Daniel Stern, who voices the character of "Dilbert," will star onscreen in his first TV series, a CBS single-camera comedy pilot tentatively titled "Partners."
With "Schindler's List" boosting NBC's Sunday numbers and CBS' coverage of the early rounds of the NCAA basketball tourney merely matching year-ago levels, it was NBC doing the rebounding in March…
Rob Dickins, the former chairman of Warner Music U.K., is setting up a new record company, Instant Karma Records, in a 50-50 joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment U.K.
Monica Lewinsky meets Ernest Hemingway. The unlikely -- and fortunately, impossible -- pairing was the scintillating scenario for the winning story Monday night at the 19th annual Intl. Imitation…
Swiss authorities have given German commercial webs ProSieben and RTL the green light to broadcast a joint Swiss programming window, which will offer programming aimed at audiences in German-speaking…