Animator Walter Lantz, who created the conniving Woody Woodpecker cartoon character after a woodpecker disrupted his honeymoon in the 1940s, died Tuesday. He was 93.
The FCC today is expected to seek comment on whether changes are needed in the primetime access rule, a move likely to touch off a major entertainment-industry lobbying battle.
The Motion Picture Assn. of America has tapped veteran entertainment litigator Gregory Goeckner as deputy director/special counsel in the org's anti-piracy unit, filling the vacancy left by Larry…
Orion Pictures announced a new multipic distribution deal Tuesday with nascent Renascence Films, but details of the pact are sketchy with deal points reportedly still being hammered out.
John Bard Manulis has confirmed that he is ankling as Chestnut Hill Prods. senior veepee of production to set up shop as an independent producer.
Next time a local TV station goes into negotiations with a syndicator for a show, or a network negotiates with a studio, look for the contract to go beyond over-the-air distribution and include…
Paramount Home Video announced Tuesday that it has entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement with CD-ROM developer and publisher Xiphias to distribute the company's titles.
Paramount Communications Inc. announced Tuesday that Jane Cooper has been appointed president of Paramount Parks, the company's theme park division.
Turner Broadcasting System had a legal setback in Brussels over broadcasting TNT and Cartoon Network, but distributor Coditel said transmission will continue.
Time Warner Cable was either "daring or foolish" when it put an official launch date on its recently delayed full-service-network project in Orlando, Fla., according to James Chiddix, the cabler's…
Musician John Oates and marketing guru J.W. Roth are jumping into the increasingly crowded home-shopping-channel fray by launching Maxmusic, a paid television series offering music and merchandise to…