Showtime will become the first premium cabler to offer push-button buying, thanks to a deal with Alameda-based interactive electronics firm Wink Communications Inc.
GERMANY Andreas Wrede, 41, has resigned as programming director of German pay-TV web Premiere. Industry observers believe that Wrede is leaving his post at Premiere because the service has changed…
Dustin Hoffman, currently starring in both "Wag the Dog" and "Sphere," has been tapped to host the forthcoming TNT special "The Warner Bros. Story: No Guts, No Glory -- 75 Years of Award Winners"…
EXCLUSIVEColumbia Pictures has grabbed film rights to T. Coraghessan Boyle's comic novel "Budding Prospects," with "Full Monty" helmer Peter Cattaneo attached to helm, Col confirmed Wednesday.
An unemployed man who prosecutors said wanted to handcuff and rape filmmaker Steven Spielberg was convicted Wednesday of stalking the director.
Not even the Winter Olympics can slow down the Jerry Springer Express. With just one night remaining in the Los Angeles-area February sweeps race, Springer's nightly 11 p.m. outing on KCAL was poised…
French television production company and digital platform operator AB has acquired a 65% stake in cable, satellite and terrestrial broadcaster RTL9 from CLT/Ufa.
Final attendance figures released Wednesday by the American Film Marketing Assn. confirmed what sellers at this year's AFM already knew all too well: buyer attendance was down, particularly among…
Putting the final touches on the management structure of the Barry Diller-led USA Networks Studios, Universal TV veterans Henry Schlieff and Lonnie Burstein have been given expanded responsibilities…
In the first concrete sign of an industry revival in years, Mexico's film institute Imcine has announced it will support 15 pictures, an additional three debut features and 17 shorts in 1998.
Getting a 29-month jump on hyping NBC's coverage of the 2000 Summer Olympics from Sydney, Australia, cablenet CNBC will on Saturday premiere a half-hour (4-4:30 p.m. PT) weekly update on everything…