MCA Records has been tapped by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to distribute the compilation disc sporting this year's Grammy Award nominees.
As expected, the European Commission has decided to extend its investigation into the proposed digital TV alliance between Kirch, Bertelsmann and Deutsche Telekom, due to fears that their jointly…
Sinclair Broadcast Group is in talks to buy TV station group Sullivan Broadcasting at a price that could be as high as $1.4 billion, Wall Street sources say.
"Surrender Dorothy," the hard-edged saga of a bisexual drug addict, was named the Grand Jury prize winner Friday at the conclusion of the Slamdance Film Festival. Produced out of Philadelphia by…
A wide selection of films from Europe and Asia will compete for the Gold and Silver Bear trophies at the 48th Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 11-22).
Christopher Cherot, the writer, director and star of the Sundance entry "Hav Plenty," has signed a multipicture deal with Miramax Films.
With NBC out of the NFL game, two of the Peacock's high-priced football talent, Greg Gumbel and Cris Colinsworth, have agreed to join networks that have pro football contracts.
Swiss film group Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, which has become increasingly aggressive following Polygram Film Intl.'s decision to set up a stand-alone distribution operation in Switzerland, has…
Independent producer/exhibitor Regent Entertainment has formally launched an international sales division, Regent Entertainment Intl. Film Distribution (REIFD), and named Helen Sarlui as its…
Figures released by national rights association SIAE for entertainment-industry spending in Italy during the first half of 1997 show an increase of 3.6% over the same period in 1996, with admissions…
The ninth annual Nortel Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival closed its 12-day run Jan. 19 with the announcement of its audience choice winners: "Mandragora," "Elles," "A Forgotten Light," "The Long Way…