Viacom's revised offer of $9.75 a share for the outstanding 20% of Spelling Entertainment stock was $1 per share below the price Spelling's independent directors wanted, Viacom has revealed.
Zee TV will launch an eight-channel digital network in India that will include entertainment, news, music, cinema and four regional-language channels in Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi.
TVN Entertainment has signed for the first time as lead distributor for two pay-per-view specials: "Cirque du Soleil: Quidam" (Aug. 1) and "Canyon Walk" (Sept. 5), in which French-born aerialist…
Dimension Films has tapped former Interscope Communications executive VP Michael Helfant as its senior exec VP, based in Los Angeles.
Internet software maker Macromedia Inc. said Monday it has tapped Disney vet Stephen Fields as CEO of shockwave.com, a new Web site that will deliver original animated entertainment-based media to…
Interest rates may be near all-time lows, but the New York Stage and Film production of "Yield of the Long Bond" is generating plenty of keen interest among Gotham's commercial theater producers.
TV production vet Bruce McKay has been handed the exec producing gavel on new one-hour court syndie "Judge Mathis." And signing on to direct the five-day a week Warner Bros.-distribbed "Mathis" is…
On Monday, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox received the best box office news since the boffo opening day of "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace": The pic's final Sunday gross of $21.9 was…
Simulation ride creator Iwerks Entertainment has extended its multimillion-dollar agreement with Dave & Buster's, inking a long-term deal for ride simulation attractions for new locations and to…
Royal Pictures has signed Nick Corri and Laura Herring to topline "Calle Ocho," a $5.5 million romantic drama that's set for a July 12 start.
With three nights still uncounted, the Peacock is already crowing victory in the May sweeps. Though its Jesse Ventura biopic was body-slammed by the Sunday competition, NBC is projecting solid wins…