A last-minute agreement between online service providers and the copyright-rich content industries provided the political grease necessary for the House Judiciary Committee to vote in favor of…
Dozens of niche cable and satellite channels in the U.K., many owned by U.S. companies, are facing an uncertain future after the Independent Television Commission announced proposals to give cable…
United Artists has purchased a baseball-themed comedy pitch from producers John Fogel and George Zaloom in a deal worth a low- against mid-six-figure sum.
With less than six weeks to go before becoming the first German indie distrib to be floated on the stock exchange, Munich-based Kinowelt Medien AG presented a strong set of 1997 figures at a press…
Saudi Arabia's Prince Al Waleed bin Talal said Monday he has raised his stake in Planet Hollywood Intl. Inc., the restaurant chain promoted and partly owned by such stars as Sylvester Stallone and…
Nwave Pictures, a Brussels-based production company specializing in large-format and themed entertainment films, has formed a partnership with Iwerks Entertainment to produce and distribute a…
The Quebec government has introduced a refundable tax credit for non-Canadian film and television productions in a bid to attract more foreign producers to the province. The new program was announced…
Anthony Zummo has been promoted to VP of legal affairs at Universal Pictures, where he’ll be responsible for managing and supervising the feature film division’s legal staff while handling day-to-day…
Shareholders of Iwerks Entertainment Inc. this week rejected the company's proposed merger with Show-scan Entertainment Inc., in a vote announced at Iwerks' annual meeting.
Indie distributor Strand releasing has acquired North American rights to two French-language films, the musical "Jeanne et le garcon formidable" and "Dry Cleaning."