The all-important year-end selling period got off to a brisk start last week as Alanis Morissette's eagerly awaited "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" was the bestselling album in the nation.
New Line has purchased "The Flow," a script about the inner workings of the hip-hop business to be directed by "Boyz N the Hood" helmer John Singleton.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer signed a definitive agreement on its $235 million purchase of most of Polygram Filmed Entertainment's film library from Seagram Co., the Lion said Wednesday, with the deal…
Oprah Winfrey has taken her lumps from TV critics this season for her talkshow's emphasis on self-help, spirituality and "empowerment" topics, but viewers aren't nearly as turned off by the "Change…
Academy Award nominee Nigel Hawthorne ("Madness of King George") arrived in Johannesburg this week to star in a new South African feature movie, "A Reasonable Man," which is being produced with…
Producer Jason Clark has formed Ways and Means Prods. to develop and produce two to three feature pics a year.
Statistical Research Inc.'s chances of creating a competitor to Nielsen have gone from bad to bleak, as CBS said it will probably not invest in SRI's Smart ratings system.
Michael Jackson has won an apology from the British tabloid newspaper the Mirror in his six-year libel battle to disprove allegations that his face was "disfigured and scarred" because of cosmetic…
British Interactive Broadcasting's consumer brand will be called Open, a name intended to convey the idea that the interactive TV service is "open for business."
Heavy investor demand allowed Rupert Murdoch's new film and television offshoot, Fox Entertainment Group, to increase the size of its initial public offering by almost 50% to $2.8 billion when the…