France's culture minister warned Wednesday that the country's biggest exhibitor, UGC, could risk fines if it continues to sell its controversial cheap cinema pass, even though the Competition Council…
New film accounting rules pushed Sony Corp. deeply into the red last quarter as the company took a whopping charge of $968 million in film and TV.
The various artists' hits compilation "Now That's What I Call Music -- Vol. 4" (Universal Music Enterprises) debuted at the top of the national music charts, shifting more than 320,000 units in the…
Online entertainment site Uproar.com has acquired Internet gaming site Iwin.com in a stock swap deal valued at $100 million.
Kinowelt Intl.'s campaign into Eastern Europe has reached Moscow, where the Teutonic company has joined local distributor Gemini to form the Gemini Kinomir joint distribution venture. The new company…
The still-in-development U.S. version of the National Geographic Channel has set up a division for programming and production, elevating Andrew Wilk to run it as exec VP. In addition to drawing on a…
Striking union actors gave their leaders a strong show of support Wednesday as their work stoppage against advertisers headed toward its third month.
In a move that further sends the industry the signal that Intermedia intends to become a major player, the production, financing and distribution shingle has hired Disney vet Jere Hausfater as…
"South Park" co-scribe Pam Brady has sold an untitled romantic comedy pitch to Warner Bros. for mid-six figures.
Buena Vista TV India chief executive officer Pratik Basu said Disney wants its presence in regional language channels across six states in the next three months, targeting Marathi, Tamil, Bengali…
Kristina Peterson has ankled Random House to head the children's publishing division of Simon & Schuster. Effective Aug. 14, Peterson will take over what's become the fastest-growing unit of S&S.