Bernard Girard, a retired writer, director and executive producer, died Dec. 30 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 79.
Bill Conti has been tapped as musical director of the 70th Academy Awards, marking the 13th time the composer has wielded the baton at the Oscar ceremony.
Continuing along his restructuring road, CNN News Group chairman Tom Johnson on Monday tapped new heads of both CNN Intl. and CNN en Espanol.
Fox Family Films has picked up the feature film rights to Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed’s Christmas book, “Red Ranger Came Calling.” Chris Meledandri’s Fox Family division…
Clarence W. Sheiffele, father of Rob Sheiffele, a senior segment producer for "Entertainment Tonight," died Dec. 17 at his home in New Haven, Conn., following a brief illness. He was 76.
The number of addressable pay-per-view households grew 16% to 37 million in 1997, and is expected to increase an additional 13% to nearly 42 million in 1998, according to the third annual PPV…
Once again it was tough for niche distribs not affiliated with studios to make a dent at the box office, although some bright spots like "Eve's Bayou" and "Kama Sutra" did find an audience. Whether…
While "Titanic" steamed through its fourth -- and record-breaking -- weekend in the U.S., James Cameron's epic was making even bigger waves abroad, pulling in an awesome $31.3 million on 2,965…
Speculation is growing in France that the country's two main digital platforms, Canal Plus' Canal Satellite and rival Television Par Satellite (TPS), are considering joining forces.
Daniel Martin Bresler, a retired still photographer who worked on numerous motion pictures, died Dec. 25 of heart failure in Van Nuys. He was 75.
Anne Gates has been upped to veepee of business planning and development for Disney Interactive, responsible for strategic and new business initiatives for DI’s ongoing growth. Gates, previously VP…