Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has converted part of its stake in Seagram's Universal Studios into a stake in Polygram NV to strengthen its music businesses, the Nikkei English News reported…
Rupert Murdoch's Star TV is rising fast in the East. After years of draining News Corp.'s coffers, the Asian satcaster is due to reach operational breakeven next year, despite the regional economic…
The Thai government committee in charge of film production approval announced on Christmas Day the final rejection of a Thai location shoot for Fox's "Anna and the King," ending a six-month ordeal…
For the five winners of a Best Foreign Language Film nomination, the stakes are huge. Making the final cut can open doors for distribution and international attention and turn an obscure picture from…
The local ayem news race between NBC's KNBC and Fox O&O KTTV is heating up. Both stations notched big gains with femme news viewers in Nielsen's just-released L.A. demographic rating report for the…
GRAMMY CRYSTAL BALLS don’t work like they used to. Predicting nominees can be a shattering experience ever since 1995 when it was decreed that the contenders for best record, song, album and new…
With its $25.3 million projected Christmas weekend opening, "Patch Adams," a movie about the healing power of laughter, brought smiles to the faces of Universal Pictures execs and helped cure the box…
NBC is shuffling its Monday sitcom sked again, pulling the plug on struggling frosh laffer "Conrad Bloom" and replacing it with sophomore sitcom "Working."
The Federal Trade Commission has pledged to take a close look at Barnes & Noble's planned $600 million acquisition of the Ingram Book Group, according to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
Cost-conscious Mexican media conglom Televisa is scaling back its exports subsidiary but has nixed the sale of its publishing division, company sources say.