When you're hot, you're hot. Litigator Pierce O'Donnell goes to federal court in downtown L.A. this morning to argue for a preliminary injunction blocking release of the Steven Spielberg film…
The Chinese were out in force at this year's Mip Asia television market (Dec. 4-6), but that wasn't enough to stop the attendance slide at the event's fourth go-round in this newly minted Chinese…
Mexico's No. 2 broadcaster announced last week it plans to purchase a majority stake in the Chilean channel known as La Red.
DirecTV, the satellite distributor of cable networks and pay-per-view movies and events, is laughing at the amazing willingness of its cable rivals to --- in effect --- help subsidize DirecTV's free…
More than a few syndie legends of the fall were upset during the past November sweep. The final Nielsen report card on the November book is still a few weeks off, but national numbers are in for all…
A lack of new wide openers coupled with the traditional post-Thanksgiving slump sent weekend box office into a tailspin, with total projected ticket sales falling to their lowest level in more than…
Fox Family Films bested several bidders in a feeding frenzy for remake rights to "Piranha," the 1978 film scripted by John Sayles and directed by Joe Dante.
British comedy "The Full Monty" took top honors at the 10th European Film Awards. Uberto Pasolini, the pic's producer, accepted the award from presenters Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren at a theater in…
Oscar-nominated actor Robert Downey Jr. was sentenced Monday to a 180-day jail term after admitting in court that he had taken illegal drugs -- a violation of the probation he'd been placed under in…
The Carsey-Werner Co. is eyeing a return to the firstrun syndie biz with a talkshow hosted by author/advice columnist E. Jean Carroll.