Standard & Poor's cut its rating on Cineplex Odeon Corp.'s debt Thursday from BB- to B+, citing profit and cash flow levels "below Standard & Poor's expectations" the past two years.
American Cybercast, the Marina del Rey-based company that pioneered Websodics with "The Spot," has re-organized under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
Kerry Packer's Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. has inked a deal to acquire 10% of Sydney Harbor Casino from U.S.-based Showboat Inc., which had a 25% stake in the venture, for A$101.7 million ($79.6…
Dick Clark is again tossing his hat into the gameshow hosting ring, agreeing to front the new half-hour va-riety/gameshow strip "It Takes Two" that premieres March 10 at 4 p.m. on cable's Family…
Ten films from Southeast Asia are slated for the 47th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 13-24). In addition, di-rector Ning Ying from the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong actress Maggi Cheung…
Choreographer Michael Kidd, whose career spanned four decades and included such classic musical features as "Guys and Dolls" and "Hello Dolly!," will receive an honorary award at this year's Oscar…
Abby Wolf has been hired by Sandollar Television as senior VP of production, overseeing all development of series and longform programming for the company, which is a co-partnership between prexy and…
Former Fine Line Features prexy Ira Deutchman will team up with "Smoke" producers Pe-ter Newman and Greg Johnson when his two-year, first-look deal with New Line Cinema expires Feb. 1.
The Partner Stations Network is launching a new half-hour strip for midseason called "This Is Amazing." The strip will be distributed by Eyemark Entertainment, with KCAL, Los Angeles, co-producing…
Aussie helmer Stephan Elliott ("The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert") has inked with Mark Damon's MDP Worldwide to direct "Eye of the Beholder."
Disney/ABC Intl. TV has closed a $15 million output deal with Brazilian broadcaster SBT, a well-placed source said.