Japanese satellite platform operators PerfecTV and JSkyB officially merged on Friday to create the largest direct satellite broadcasting service in the country.
CANNES CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, MAY 13 Opening night ceremony and film, “Primary Colors.” THURSDAY, MAY 14 Start of Official Selection, Directors Fortnight, Intl. Critics Week, Cinemas en France, and…
Rosemarie Burnett, wife of film editor and producer John F. Burnett, died Fridayof cancer at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. She was 70.
Fox News Channel plucked Washington journalists Fred Barnes and Mort Kondracke off syndie political talker "The McLaughlin Group" on Tuesday, saying the two will host an as-yet-unnamed, weekly…
CanWest Global Communications announced Tuesday that it has picked up a majority interest in Toronto-based Fireworks Entertainment Inc. in a friendly transaction worth about C$40 million ($28…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired U.S., U.K., Scandinavian and Benelux rights to "John Carpenter's Vampires" from Largo Entertainment.
Polygram has upped its stake in Polygram Russia from 51% to 90%, acquiring the additional equity from entrepreneur Boris Zosimov, the joint venture partner in the music and film group's Russian…
COMPETITION FEATURE FILMS Dance Me to My Song, Rolf de Heer (Australia)Foolish Heart, Hector Babenco (Brazil-Argentina-France)The Rose Seller, Victor Gaviria (Colombia)The Celebration, Thomas…
Robert A. Vanselow, a longtime actor-singer who essayed Broadway roles and appearing in features and TV shows, died March 30 in Los Angeles following a lengthy heart-related illness. He was 79.
Jim Henson Prods. has promoted two creative affairs executives. Marcy Ross has been upped to senior VP of creative affairs, and Halle Stanford Grossman has been upped to veep of creative affairs.