South African pay television company Multichoice is closing one of its three broadcasting stations in Nigeria because of economic pressures brought about largely by piracy.
Katzenberg vs. Disney, the trial the pundits said would never happen, started Monday with opening statements from Jeffrey Katzenberg's attorney Bert Fields and Disney general counsel Louis Meisinger.
CME filed a claim Monday in Paris for $23 million plus damages against ousted Nova TV general manager Vladimir Zelezny. The claim covers the return of money paid to Zelezny for his shares (amounting…
Danny Glover and Angela Bassett will co-star in the film version of Athol Fugard's play "Boesman and Lena," which will go before the cameras in Capetown, South Africa, on May 10.
William Kartozian will step down at the end of the year as president of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners, a position he has held for the past 11 years.
Miramax has hired Sally A. Morrison, former American Federation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) VP of external affairs, to the newly created position of senior VP of publicity. Morrison will be in charge…
In the wake of last week's shootings in Littleton, Colo., members of the House plan to introduce a resolution today requiring the Surgeon General to conduct a study of the impact of media violence on…
TF1 Intl., the film sales arm of France's private television group TF1, has pacted with Merchant Ivory Prods. to coproduce James Ivory's upcoming "The Golden Bowl."
Castle Rock and Simian Films made a preemptive mid- against high-six-figure purchase of "Caesar's Ashes," a buddy comedy pitch to be written by Pat Kopka and Dan Ljoka as a vehicle for Hugh Grant.
Aussie actor Heath Ledger, currently onscreen in the teen comedy "10 Things I Hate About You," has been cast opposite Mel Gibson in Columbia's American Revolutionary War film, tentatively titled "The…
Broadway enjoyed a boost last week, rising $954,369 to crest at $13,443,408 last week. Most legiters experienced a lift, and Frank Wildhorn's "The Civil War" lead the charge, tallying up an extra…