"Wings of the Dove" helmer Iain Softley has signed to direct New Line Cinema's "About a Boy" (formerly titled "Father Figure"), the feature adaptation of Nick Hornby's recent novel.
French Culture Minister Catherine Trautmann's long-awaited TV reform legislation has been torpedoed by Prime Minister Lionel Jospin at the eleventh hour.
Country phenom Garth Brooks maintained his second week atop the albums sales chart, with more than 549,00 copies of his Capitol Nashville set "Double Live" going home with consumers, according to…
Canada's independent film and TV business garnered major gains in both revenue and profit over the past year, powered by strong international sales for Canuck TV product.
"South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have applied to become co-presidents of Comedy Central to replace the cabler's current prexy, Doug Herzog, who will become Fox's president of…
German telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom will launch its own digital pay TV package on April 1, 1999.
Could San Francisco lawyer Sheldon Siegel be another Scott Turow or John Grisham? Bantam certainly hopes so, having offered a whopping $850,000 Wednesday for Siegel's first novel, the legal thriller…
Nickelodeon president Herb Scannell has joined the Television Council at USC's School of Cinema-Television.
FROM THE WESTERN CABLE SHOWCable TV's heavyweights opened the Western Cable Show Wednesday with a broadside salvo against federal regulators, warning that government interference poses the biggest…
German commercial web ProSieben said Wednesday that it has acquired the rights to more than 20 films from Berlin-based production company Senator Film AG.