Third-quarter revenues for the Big Three broadcast networks suffered an Olympic-sized blow from weak comparisons with last year's sports-fueled quarter.
With a Monday court date looming to determine whether release of the DreamWorks film "Amistad" should be blocked, attorneys for Barbara Chase-Riboud filed a reply Wednesday intended to debunk the…
It was a case of third time lucky for Polygram Filmed Entertainment, which confirmed Wednesday that it had successfully bid $225 million for the 1,051-title Epic film library (Daily Variety, Dec. 3)…
For soprano Jessye Norman, being selected for the Kennedy Center Honors is nothing less than overwhelming. "I am very happy; it feels quite wonderful," she says, calling the recognition "magical."
After two years of courtship, DreamWorks has secured the first full-length animated feature from Oscar-winning Aardman Animations with the claymation project "Chicken Run."
The WB network is developing a new drama, "Felicity," from Imagine TV. The show is executive produced by feature film writer J.J. Abrams ("Regarding Henry") and director Matt Reeves ("The…
Malaysia-based Measat Broadcast Network Systems has appointed Bradford C. Auerbach head counsel of entertainment and production. He’ll oversee a staff of four lawyers and will handle legal and biz…
Did "Amistad" scribe David Franzoni read Barbara Chase-Riboud's book "Echo of Lions?" The Writers Guild of America West seems to think he did.
The Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday that chairman Michael Eisner has sold roughly 4 million shares of Disney stock, following his exercising of options on some 7.3 million shares granted in…
News Corp. is plunging into the natural world in a big way, buying an 80% stake in Television New Zealand's prestigious Natural History Unit production arm.
In an irony that's almost too perfect to be true, the food commissary at KCBS-TV faces closure Friday unless the independent company that runs the facility, B-Right's food service, ponies up $586 in…