Hot on the heels of the critical acclaim for his improvised road movie "Kiss or Kill," writer-director Bill Bennett has received the final go-ahead from Australia's Film Finance Corp. (FFC) to lense…
Former Live Entertainment exec Ellen Pittleman has been named VP of worldwide acquisitions for Paramount Home Video.
NBC has purchased exclusive broadcast rights to a package of 11 Paramount films, including "Face/Off," "In & Out," "Kiss the Girls" and "John Grisham's The Rainmaker," for about $50 million, sources…
German commercial web RTL has inked a three-year output deal with Hallmark Entertainment. Starting in 1998, RTL will have exclusive German-lingo rights to all Hallmark productions, and will…
Lillian Disney, the widow of Disney founder Walt Disney and a prominent arts patron, died Tuesday night at her home in Los Angeles from complications following a recent stroke. She was 98.
France Telecom has agreed to pay $850 million to acquire Casema, which at 1.1 million connections is Holland's second-biggest cable company.
Hardware chain Home Depot is underwriting a new live-action children's show to be distributed in syndication by Gotham-based indie MG/Perin.
After six weeks of sharing or surrendering the primetime lead in households, NBC found its stride again last week, winning the Dec. 8-15 Nielsens chase by 2 shares in homes and 4 in adults 18-49.
The U.S. leveraged buyout firm of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst has formed a $500 million investment fund with Venezuelan conglomerate Cisneros Group to invest in Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish…
Producers of Paul Simon's "The Capeman" have postponed the musical's Broadway opening by three weeks to give the creative team time to fix some problems. The $11 million musical, previously set to…
DirecTV said Tuesday that it has increased its capital to 31.9 billion yen ($245 million) from 20.8 billion yen ($160 million) as of Saturday.