Confusion and disgruntlement are breaking out within the Tokyo-based DVD Forum, the association of 10 DVD hardware makers convened to hammer out details of compatibility and mutuality.
Universal Pictures is in serious negotiations with Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. to put together a co-financing deal involving five pictures valued at a total of $350 million…
CBS and Fox both debuted their Sunday night lineups, and CBS predictably took the night in households, while Fox won in the key adults 18-49 demo, according to preliminary national numbers.
Fox Broadcasting on Monday gave up on daytime, abruptly canceling "The Vicki Lawrence Show" just five weeks after it premiered as an attempt to relaunch the struggling "Fox After Breakfast."
Lars Weiss, one of the founding members of national commercial channel TV4 Sweden, is ankling his position as head of programs at year-end.
ABC has ordered a Universal TV comedy pilot starring musician Kirk Franklin and executive produced by "Moesha's" Ralph Farquhar.
Producer Peter Engel has extended his pact with NBC Enterprises, agreeing to a new five-year deal that potentially will add primetime series to his current teen-oriented Saturday morning slate.
Universal has acquired feature newcomer Lee Stein's script "Culture Clash" for producers Larry Gordon and Dark Horse Entertainment.
Motion Intl. of Montreal has inked a long-term output deal with DreamWorks Pictures to handle all of the new studio's pics in Quebec in both English and French.
The Imax large-format film style has picked up its starriest connection yet --- megahit producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy ("Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit").
Nastassja Kinski, next due onscreen in Mike Figgis' "One Night Stand" for New Line Cinema, has inked to star opposite Jason Patric in Propaganda Films' "Friends and Neighbors" under "In the Company…