The smuggling of video compact discs into China has surged this year, prompting customs authorities to action. Chinese customs seized a record number of smuggled VCDs in 1997, totalling more than…
Ken Bates, a second-unit helmer on Michael Bay-directed pics "Armageddon" and "The Rock," has inked to make his feature directing debut with "Pursuit" for Universal Pictures.
Debbie Allen, Randa Haines, Mimi Leder and Betty Thomas are among the industry figures skedded for a Directors Guild of America panel called "Four Decades of Women Directing," to be held Thursday at…
After cornering the TV market on the Bronx Bombers, Fox Sports has bought the rights to 50 additional New York Mets games in the 1999 baseball season.
MTV Networks has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by the National Cable Television Cooperative, a consortium of cablers representing 10 million cable subscribers, said people…
After seeing his long-time plans almost scuttled due to the lack of a suitable theater, producer Roy Gabay has revealed that the Chicago-based Famous Door Theater Co.'s production of Jonathan…
CBS remains on a longform winning streak this fall, having aired its seventh consecutive successful movie with Sunday night's "Marriage of Convenience."
The 25th edition of the Flanders Intl. Film Festival (FIFF) kicked off its competitive section over the weekend with Belgian hopeful "Rosie" and the awarding of the Joseph Plateau Prizes, the Flemish…
TVN Entertainment Corp., which distributes as many as 35 channels of pay-per-view movies and events to cable operators and satellite dish owners, has succeeded in lining up cable systems reaching a…
In preparation for the launch of its satellite-delivered, multichannel radio service in 2000, American Mobile Radio Corp. has inked programming deals with USA Today, Bloomberg News Radio and C-SPAN…
Rupert Murdoch told shareholders Tuesday that he believes the world is headed toward a "deflationary environment" -- but he made it clear the proposed IPO of Fox Entertainment would proceed.