Italy's government has indicated its opposition to a possible sale of telco giant Telecom Italia's multimedia and TV unit Stream to Rupert Murdoch.
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) made a rare appearance at a Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday in an effort to drive home Congress' growing concern about soaring cable rates.
Sinclair Broadcast Group reported record operating results for its second quarter while prepping Wall Street for a soft third quarter due to the General Motors strike -- unnecessarily it turns out.
Justin Walker, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Lawrence, Judge Reinhold, Shelley Duvall and Richard Moll have just wrapped the teen horror comedy "Big Monster on Campus."
Norah Films' producer Roee Sharon and writer/director Heywood Gould of Tolmitch Prods. have partnered to form Tolmitch/Norah Films to co-produce a slate of features budgeted under $10 million.
British Digital Broadcasting has changed its name to Ondigital, in preparation for its launch this fall as the world's first digital terrestrial pay-TV service.
After two months of talks in Hollywood, French helmer Jean Jacques Beineix is still searching for a co-financier for his upcoming $60 million vampire film “Deal of the Millennium,” which is skedded…
Gemstar Intl. Group has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against rival program guide distributor United Video Satellite Group, which last week tabled its unsuccessful takeover bid for Gemstar.
Writers Guild of America West members earned a record $674.6 million in guild contracts last year, a marginal increase of 0.7% over 1996. Guild employment was at an all-time high in 1997 with an…
Medusa, the feature film division of Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest media empire, has tapped a CEO and is readying its first film projects. The company also recently acquired Blockbuster Italy and is…