In a surprise move, CTV Television has outbid rival CanWest Global Communications for control of NetStar Communications. Just last month, the majority of the shareholders of NetStar, Canada's largest…
Continuing its ambitious expansion, German media house Kinowelt took a 75% stake in German distributor Arsenal last week.
After devoting much of its attention to becoming the world's leading PC maker, Compaq Computer has entered the technical side of the entertainment and news industries, acquiring 10% of software…
"Payback," Paramount's long-gestating Mel Gibson starrer, paid off big over the weekend with a $21.4 million debut, according to studio projections.
Japanese-owned JVC Entertainment has pulled the plug on Largo Entertainment's foreign sales, acquisitions and co-financing businesses and given pink slips to chairman and CEO Barr Potter and…
After having cut exclusive pay and pay-per-view deals with seven of Italy's most lucrative soccer clubs, Italy's dominant pay TV operator, Telepiu, is inking similar deals with at least four other…
The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation has announced the recipients of $50,000 in grants for musical theater development.
Frank Spotnitz, Emmy-nominated "X-Files" exec producer and "Millennium" co-exec producer, has inked an exclusive three-year, $4 million-$5 million deal with 20th Century Fox TV and has been named…
It looks like there might be more elbow room at this year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party. The magazine is seriously considering erecting a tented room on the Morton’s restaurant back parking lot that…
Saudi Prince al Waleed Ben Talal has decided to sell most of his 2.3% stake in Silvio Berlusconi's TV company Mediaset, which he acquired three years ago, Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore…
Jimmy Smits, who recently met his demise on "NYPD Blue," is coming back to life on film.