Broadcasters blamed the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday for the slow rollout of digital television, which they say has been hampered by the agency's failure to write tougher regulatory…
Miramax Films has closed a deal for the North American theatrical rights to the actioner "Purple Storm." The deal comes as part of a package with Media Asia that includes vid and television rights on…
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Wednesday announced the twelve winners of this year's Student Academy Awards competish.
Pumped by this season's "Smackdown!"-fueled success, UPN will pack even more testosterone into its primetime sked next fall. In addition, the netlet has offered safe harbor to ABC's TGIF castoff "The…
Merchant Ivory Prods. will co-produce "Merci Docteur Rey" a $3 million romantic comedy in French by first-time director Andrew Litvack. The film, produced by Francois Lamotte, is due to be shot in…
Former Epic Records and EMI Records exec Michael Schnapp was tapped Thursday as veep of rock for online music label SpinRecords.com. At EMI Records, Schnapp was veep of A&R and veep of rock. San…
Drawing on their combined television, Internet and telephone interests, French utilities and telecommunications conglomerate Vivendi and Vodaphone AirTouch, the world's largest mobile-phone company…
Ratings for the NBA playoffs on both broadcast and cable television remain down from a year ago, although favorable matchups in the conference finals could help stop the bleeding.
European media powerhouse CLT/Ufa is reportedly in the process of buying a U.K.-based production company and in talks with French pay TV giant Canal Plus regarding film and sporting-events rights.
German licensing company Intertainment has nabbed an option for a 20% stake in upstart U.K. distrib Redbus Film Group, just days before Redbus is to go public. Key to deal are plans to expand the…
Artisan Entertainment bought North American rights on “Ticker.” Gary Oldman and Dan Hedaya are not in the film. Information was incorrect in Thursday’s paper.
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