FROM MIPCOMGermany's powerful Kirch Group is forming a holding company and getting ready to take on new investors, Kirch managing director Dieter Hahn told Daily Variety on Wednesday during the…
Walt Disney and its ESPN sports cable web said they plan to open a three-floor, 42,000-square-foot ESPN Zone in Times Square in the summer of 1999.
Filmmaker Noah Baumbach, who wrote and directed Trimark's "Kicking and Screaming" and Lions Gate's "Mr. Jealousy," has inked three new deals.
Nickelodeon Movies is teaming up with Imagine Entertainment to produce a live action feature version of the classic kids story "How to Eat Fried Worms." Thomas Schlamme ("So I Married an Axe…
In an unprecedented collaboration between a long-established opera company and a major regional theater, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Goodman Theatre are jointly commissioning two musicals (or…
While bigger means better for some theatergoers -- think "The Lion King" or "Titanic" -- one-person shows, on and off Broadway, are still some of the hottest tickets in town.
FROM MIPCOMBucking predictions that Mipcom 1998 would be a hard market for the heavyweight providers of U.S. fare, MGM, Universal and Paramount proved there are still business opportunities out there.
Viacom Inc.'s video rental chain Blockbuster increased its revenue 19% in the three months ending Sept. 30, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone said Wednesday, indicating revenue growth is even stronger…
VH1 scored its highest-rated regularly scheduled program for its Sunday broadcast of "Shania Twain: Behind the Music," which averaged a 1.82 cable universe rating, good for 1.2 million homes.
An unusual federal court battle over who will control "Queen of Hearts," the Grove Street Playhouse's new Princess Di tuner, has resulted in a delay of the production's opening, the disavowal of that…