BERLIN -- Swiss-German media outfit Highlight Communications has managed to lure Heinz Wermelinger, president of BOL.com, away from Bertelsmann's online bookshop.
Maybe it's because the commercials get almost as much advance publicity as the game itself: A TN Media research study shows that only a tiny portion of viewers to the Super Bowl tune out during the…
Eileen Walls has sold her first feature spec, "Boy to the World," to producer Wendy Finerman and Fox 2000 for an undisclosed sum. Script, described as a comedy in the vein of "Ferris Bueller's Day…
FCC chairman William Kennard blasted the broadcast networks Tuesday for ignoring the public interest in pursuit of profits and dawdling over digital television as they sit atop spanking new spectra…
Nickelodeon has landed exclusive interviews with George W. Bush and Al Gore, which will run Thursday night at 8 as a "Nick News Special Edition: Kids Pick the President." Linda Ellerbee, whose Lucky…
Ingram Entertainment, homevideo's largest wholesale distrib, has agreed to acquire one of the biggest remaining distributors, Major Video Concepts.
Latin America's biggest film fest, Festival do Rio BR 2000, opened Thursday with an expanded slate of pics and a showcase that aims to create a film market. Festival do Rio was created last year, the…
Fans of Twentieth TV's "The Pretender" were left dangling when NBC canceled the 4-year-old series last spring after the studio had filmed a cliffhanger episode to end the season. Turner…
GENEVA -- Italian film critic Irene Bignardi has been chosen as the first woman director of the Locarno Film Festival.
More than one showbiz wag has joked that ShowEast moved from Atlantic City, N.J., to Orlando, Fla., because exhibitors have no money left to gamble.
SOUTHBURY, Conn. -- More than 600 relatives, friends and cohorts of Max Showalter gathered in Chester, Conn., on Oct. 7 for a three-hour memorial tribute to the late actor-composer-singer.
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