GERMANY A Cologne-based company plans to offer a TV ratings and consumer research system that will compete with the system of established Nuremberg-based marketing research company GfK. The Quote…
EXCLUSIVEIt's not often that Rupert Murdoch makes a strategic miscalculation, but as corporate fumbles go, News Corp.'s grounded U.S. satellite business has proved a beaut.
Warner Bros. TV has inked an exclusive production and development deal with writer-producer Charlie Craig, who currently serves as executive producer of ABC drama "Prey."
Sony Corp.'s entertainment business suffered a 17% drop in operating profit to $226.4 million for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, as a result of both a slump at Sony Music and an accounting change…
France's pay TV giant Canal Plus has added Internet online services to the growing list of business interests in which it holds an equity stake.
Robert Z. Shapiro has been named senior executive consultant for this year's Academy Awards ceremony, marking his seventh time serving in that role.
The Film Consortium, one of the U.K.'s three lottery franchises, is on the brink of naming United Intl. Pictures as its British theatrical distributor.
Joan Banks Lovejoy, a character actress and widow of actor Frank Lovejoy, died Jan. 18 of lung cancer in Los Angeles. Her age was unreported.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, last spotted in "Boogie Nights," and feature newcomer Daniel London have inked to co-star with Robin Williams in Universal's "Patch Adams" under Tom Shadyac's helm.
Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co. and high tech ceramics maker Kyocera Corp. said Tuesday they have applied for a government license to start a satellite broadcasting channel.
Musicvid helmer Hype Williams is in talks to direct Live Entertainment's urban drama "Belly," the first feature film the company has greenlit since its buyout by a Bain Capital-led consortium last…