Appalled by the growing crisis of runaway production, the Directors Guild of America has hired a Washington lobbying firm to help develop legislation that might entice U.S. filmmakers to stay at home.
Barry Diller's USA Networks is intensifying its efforts to buy cable webs Bravo and the Independent Film Channel from Charles Dolan's Cablevision Systems, making a new offer of $800 million in the…
ESPN will get a chance to test whether the staggering $600 million it ponied up over five years for the rights to National Hockey League games will pay out in the end: The network and its ESPN2…
Gotham is ablaze with talk about whether "Ally McBeal" star Calista Flockhart is headed to Off Broadway this summer. Flockhart, who hails from the New York stage and who had left a production of…
The Katzenberg-Disney trial will go to press. L.A. Superior Court Judge John W. Ouderkirk ruled Thursday that the press is entitled to attend the trial of Jeffrey Katzenberg vs. the Disney Co.…
A new managerial hand, a new programming philosophy and a new stage configuration to improve the problematic acoustics at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion lie on the horizon as the Los Angeles…
New Line Cinema has become embroiled in "The Dreyfus Affair," a romantic comedy that Betty Thomas ("Doctor Dolittle") will produce and direct.
The rush of insurance companies into Hollywood, which has provided a bountiful source of cash for independents and studios alike in the past two years, is stalling as insurers react to…
In a move designed to boost consumer awareness of the Recording Industry Assn. of America and the music industry's initiatives, the trade org has tapped Tim Sites to build a new marketing division.
"VH1's Divas Live '99" shattered the music cabler's all-time ratings with a 3.7 cable universe rating. The concert special beat VH1's previous record, last year's "Divas" show, by 48%.