Plans for a Viacom-led consortium to build a Paramount theme park, film and TV studio and entertain-ment complex in Melbourne's rejuvenated Docklands are gaining momentum.
HAL Films, the London-based company backed by Miramax, is joining Film Four to co-produce "Birthday Girl," the second pic from British writer/director Jez Butterworth.
Ending weeks of speculation, former Crave Records prexy Rick Bisceglia has landed as exec veep of Epic Records Group.
The European Commission has given the go-ahead for pay TV group Canal Plus and French telephone company Cegetel to take a majority stake in America Online France.
Format tinkering at Fox News Channel has resulted in pink slips for about 20 Gotham-based staffers at the fledgling all-news cabler.
Brokerage and investment banking firm Drake & Co. Inc. has formally unveiled a Santa Monica-based entertainment division, to be headed by financial analyst Arthur Rockwell.
Creating a potentially huge windfall of cash for Broadway's theater owners, the New York City Council voted Thursday to allow the sale of 25 Broadway houses' "air rights" for use in the Chelsea and…
Shares of EchoStar Communications advanced more than 10% Thursday as the direct broadcast satellite company announced a second-quarter loss that was 25% less than analysts expected.
Hank Azaria, last trampled in "Godzilla," is in final talks to play the Blue Raja in "The Mystery Men" for Universal Pictures.
Stephen Dillane and Kerry Fox, both last seen in "Welcome to Sarajevo," have taken the two main adult roles in "The Darkest Light," which marks the feature directing debut of "The Full Monty"…