At the fifth annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, plenty of buzz centered on the fest's first film showcase. Earning high praise were "Go," from "Swingers" director Doug Liman; the car salesman saga…
In an effort to head off Congressional interference, broadcasters late last week reopened negotiations with satcasters over the rights to distribute network signals in urban and suburban areas.
In a somewhat unusual move, a member of EMI's board of directors has been tapped to succeed chairman Colin Southgate.
French major Pathe has pacted with Venice-based exhibitor VIS to build a series of new multiplexes in Italy. The move is part of Pathe chairman Jerome Seydoux's strategy to significantly increase his…
Every artist has a moment early in their career that, without knowing it at the time, serves as a symbol for the rest of their lives.
Looking to cash in on the lucrative Adam Sandler business, Touchstone Pictures has picked up Rob Schneider's untitled comedy spec for Sandler and his partner Jack Giarraputo to produce.
The Mirror newspaper group, currently a takeover target, is selling its 18.6% stake in Scottish Media, Scotland's largest TV group, and possibly the tabloid cable TV channel L!ve TV.
Adelphia Communications agreed to acquire Los Angeles cabler Century Communications for $5.2 billion in stock, cash and assumption of debt, in a deal that catapults Adelphia to the fifth biggest…
Five scribes discussed their craft Sunday at a screenwriting panel that highlighted the Santa Barbara Film Festival's opening weekend.
In a scene that could have come out of one of Elia Kazan's emotion-charged movies, AMPAS president Karl Malden's appeal to the Board of Governors on Jan. 7 to grant his old friend and director an…