Centropolis Entertainment has used its discretionary fund to acquire Larry Cohen's "Cellular" for $750,000.
Eye-owned Gotham outlet WCBS-TV will launch a 4 p.m. newscast beginning in January, giving short shrift to King World's syndie talk strip "The Martin Short Show."
A long list of French film directors Monday distanced themselves from a crusade against French critics accused of panning homegrown films.
Having just sealed an alliance with Germany's Kirch PayTV (Daily Variety, Dec. 6), Rupert Murdoch Monday said that neighboring France's protectionist stance caused him to rule that country out of his…
As holiday shopping replaced theatergoing in Gotham, Broadway tumbled from the previous week's Thanksgiving high. Most of the 31 shows on Broadway declined.
Kirsten Dunst and James Caan have committed to topline indie producer Emilio Ferrari's latest pic "Luckytown."
John J. O'Hara will soon be trafficking in toons as VP and New York sales manager for Cartoon Network.
MTV has begun production on its first two telefilms, which will air on the music cabler in 2000. "2Gether," a mockumentary about a boy band, is set to premiere in February; "Jailbait," a drama about…
Coming off his recent feature film "Spanish Judges," TV helmer Oz Scott is set to direct "Walk Don't Walk."
Carmike Cinemas, the latest theater operator to warn Wall Street of weak numbers ahead, said Friday it will swing to a loss for the fourth quarter ending in December from a profit of 15¢ a share last…
ESPN has upped Mark Shapiro to the newly created position of VP and general manager of ESPN Classic.