Polygram has upped its stake in Polygram Russia from 51% to 90%, acquiring the additional equity from entrepreneur Boris Zosimov, the joint venture partner in the music and film group's Russian…
COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS Dance Me to My Song, Rolf de Heer (Australia)Foolish Heart, Hector Babenco (Brazil-Argentina-France)The Rose Seller, Victor Gaviria (Colombia)The Celebration, Thomas…
Robert A. Vanselow, a longtime actor-singer who essayed Broadway roles and appearing in features and TV shows, died March 30 in Los Angeles following a lengthy heart-related illness. He was 79.
Jim Henson Prods. has promoted two creative affairs executives. Marcy Ross has been upped to senior VP of creative affairs, and Halle Stanford Grossman has been upped to veep of creative affairs.
Another phenomenally successful Aussie pre-school group is about to follow the trail of "Bananas in Pyjamas" and invade the U.S. and Europe.
Australia's ailing pay TV operator Australis Media appears to be in its death throes.
FROM NCTACox Communications Inc. entered "mega-cluster" into the lexicon Tuesday on announcing a definitive agreement to buy an 80% stake in Las Vegas-based cabler Prime South Diversified Inc. for…
Lillian Briggs, a former recording artist and performer during the 1950s and '60s, died April 11 of lung cancer in North Miami Beach, Fla. She was 64.
Edward Kerr has been cast opposite James Garner, Gina Gershon and Kathleen Turner in the TNT telepic "Legalese," which recently began lensing.
PBS hopes to sell more than $83 million in national sponsorships this year, a 10% increase over the last year, PBS executives said at the organization's upfront presentation here Tuesday.
Twelve nights into the four-week May sweeps and most of the good news is going to NBC, Fox and WB. NBC is so far ahead in homes and key demos there's virtually no chance the Peacock can lose the…