Specialty distrib BAC Films has picked up French rights to Overseas Film Group's erotic farce "Illuminata," starring John Turturro and Susan Sarandon.
Confident that few theater owners will have the guts to walk away from one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, Sony Pictures Releasing will ask some exhibitors to fork over an…
Diana Berman has been tapped as marketing director of the Australian Film Commission, replacing 17-year incumbent Sue Murray, who became the public face of the Oz film industry overseas.
Joseph Vilsmaier's period pic "Comedian Harmonists" heads up the list of movies nominated for the 1998 German Film Awards, which will be presented by the German Minister of the Interior Manfred…
Shop at Home Inc., the fourth-largest but fastest-growing home shopping network, announced Friday that it has completed the absorption of assets of Global Broadcasting System Inc. -- obtained in…
The "Titanic" phenomenon that boosted the March 23 Academy Awards telecast to ABC's highest ratings in 15 years, also caused dramatically more kids, teens and young adults to tune in.
MTV will launch four new primetime music shows Aug. 6, giving the channel its first consistent schedule in the 8-10 p.m. block and marking a shift in strategy.
British Digital Broadcasting, the digital terrestrial TV group, is in negotiations with Viacom to include services such as MTV and Nickelodeon in BDB's planned launch of 15 channels this fall.
NBC, along with a group of other companies including Allen & Co., Intel and GE Capital, has acquired an equity stake in the new media music outfit Launch Media Inc. in a $22 million round of…
Giovanni Ribisi ("That Thing You Do!") has been cast in the MGM feature "The Mod Squad," an update of the groovy TV series about a trio of dropouts who are rehabilitated and become police officers.
E! Entertainment TV has skedded the most ambitious original production in its eight-year history, the four-hour documentary special "The Kennedys: Power, Seduction and Hollywood," an edition of its…