Canadian Satellite Communications has acquired Star Choice through a reorganization and share exchange agreement worth in excess of C$100 million ($65 million).
Girl power ruled at the fifth annual MTV Europe Music Awards, presented Thursday in Milan, with mistress of ceremonies Jenny McCarthy as the show's first female host and major prizes going to…
Germany's Jugendfilm has inked a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox whereby the Hollywood major will handle all Jugendfilm titles, both theatrically and for home entertainment.
"Blade" helmer Stephen Norrington and his producing partner Matthew Justice have signed a deal with Summit Entertainment to finance and distribute their next pic, "The Last Minute."
With an eye toward the new millennium, Brian Sullivan, CEO of Rolling Oaks Enterprises, and producers Dan Glasser and James Frey have formed Next Generation, an indie production company that will use…
Brando Giordani, the head of programming for the Cecchi Gori Group's TV network TeleMontecarlo, ankled the company this week (Daily Variety, Oct. 20).
TV writer, producer and "Friend of Bill" Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has sold her first novel -- but don't expect "Primary Colors."
Plans on the part of Rotterdam to peg itself as the new audiovisual center of Holland appear to have come to a screeching halt.
Universal has hitched its chariot to DreamWorks' big-budget Russell Crowe starrer "Gladiator," which it will co-finance and distribute overseas.
"Masada: The Musical," with music by Saban president of production Shuki Levy, will receive its world premiere Dec. 15 in a concert performance at the Shubert Theater in Century City.
Destination Film Distribution Co., the new production and distribution entity headed by producer Steve Stabler, has named former Paramount vice chairman Barry London as president of marketing and…