LONDON -- Carlton Communications, owner of Technicolor, has launched a $264 million recommended bid for Nimbus CD Intl., the Nasdaq-traded manufacturer of CD-ROMs and DVDs. This marks a significant…
New York Yankees pitcher Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez will be the focus of a feature film about to be shopped with Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" star Cuba Gooding Jr. attached to play Hernandez and…
Spectacle, the 18-month-old interactive cable and digital service devoted to culture, is to shutter, becoming France's first thematic channel to close.
Euro-focused exhibition confab Cinema Expo '98 came to a roaring close Thursday with a splashy awards show, replete with entertainment by Irish troupe Riverdance and several other surprise guests.
Lions Gate Media has agreed to buy the documentary-production company Termite Art Prods. for $2.75 million in common shares of the parent Lions Gate.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is in the earliest stages of setting up an indigenous production company in Japan for features and animation, the company confirmed Thursday. The company would create and…
A group that includes Wall Street house J.P. Morgan and real estate developer La Salle Partners on Thurs-day announced plans to build a $160 million film and television production facility in…
William Stuart's Aurora Prods. has picked up the spec "Jar of Fools" from actor-turned-scribe Jud Meyers.
News Corp. chairman and chief exec Rupert Murdoch has pocketed small change of about A$130 million ($78 million) from a selldown of preferred stock in his global media conglomerate, the media titan's…
Author and columnist Anne Roiphe will publish her next book with a new house, the Free Press, much to Houghton Mifflin's dismay.
Twentieth Century Fox TV has inked an overall deal with feature filmmaker Mick Jackson, who has directed such pics as "L.A. Story," "Volcano" and "The Bodyguard."