In a move that blind-sided front-running Court TV suitor Evercore Partners, Discovery Communications has bid $350 million for the legal cable network. Evercore will not come back and try to top…
Sony Pictures Entertainment, looking to reward its senior brass for last year's "successful growth" in its entertainment holdings, named Howard Stringer as chairman and John Calley as president and…
Australia's largest cinema chain, the Greater Union Organization, is entering its fourth offshore market via a new joint venture with Polish exhibitor Echo Cinema.
Bill Cable, an actor and stuntman, died March 7 in Los Angeles of complications resulting from a motorcycle accident he suffered 18 months earlier. He was 52.
Passionate and drawn-out testimony piled up in Room 16 at City Hall on Wednesday.The City's Planning Commission heard more than 100 speakers testify on the sale of Broadway theaters' "air rights" -…
British Sky Broadcasting saw its pre-tax profit drop 8% to £74.7 million ($124 million) in first three months of 1998, as increasing program costs coincided with a slowdown in subscriber growth.
Internet upstart Amazon.com edged out No. 3 bookstore chain Crown Books last week, moving itself into the triumvirate of booksellers -- that's on- and off-line, as founder and prexy Jeff Bezos points…
The New Zealand government is giving every indication that it is preparing to sell one of TVNZ's two channels. And the likely buyer may be Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. -- a possibility that has upset…
Helen Ward, a former singer with the Benny Goodman band whose supple voice and sense of swing contributed to the early success of his band, died April 21 of natural causes in Arlington, Va. She was…
Veteran entertainment industry publicist Dale Olson has announced his early retirement from the industry, effective June 1, to pursue charitable activities.
Universal Studios Florida has decided against a multi-million-dollar contribution to a light-rail system designed to reduce traffic crushes in the busy tourist areas of Orlando, saying the amount…