The ruling body of the Screen Actors Guild met late Monday to consider proposals by agents that would significantly expand how agencies operate.
Indie shingle PorchLight Entertainment has acquired international, television and homevid distribution rights to "Heartwood," starring Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry") and Jason Robards.
Akamai Technologies, which focuses on speeding up Internet download times, said Monday it is bolstering its Netcasting offerings by acquiring Internet audio and video service Intervu for $2.8 billion…
Social satirist Michael Moore is teaming up with Salter Street Films, a small, Halifax-based production company, to produce the second season of "The Awful Truth."
MTV wants teenagers to confess. Nonfiction programming supplier LMNO Prods. is developing "Mall Confessions," a pilot for the music cabler in which young adults will enter a mobile confession booth…
ABC News veteran Eileen Murphy has been promoted to VP, ABC News media relations.
Europe's largest pay TV company, Canal Plus, has reported 1999 revenues of $3.3 billion -- a 16% hike on the previous year.
Martin Blaney, Longtime Screen Int. correspondent to Germany, has been tapped head of press and PR for Berlin-based production house Road Movies, started by Wim Wender and Ulrich Felsberg.
Hammer Films is set to rise from the grave, as a consortium of entertainment entrepreneurs has acquired the cult British house of horror.
Polo Ralph Lauren, NBC and its affiliated companies ValueVision Intl. and NBCi have formed Ralph Lauren Media, a new company that will promote and sell Polo products on several media platforms.
Bertelsmann declined to comment Monday on reports that AOL Time Warner is in preliminary talks with the German media giant about buying back its 50% stake in joint venture AOL Europe.