TBS Superstation's premiere Wednesday of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" delivered a 3.3 rating in the cable universe. That's equivalent to 2.6 million households -- basic cable's largest audience ever…
Gearing up for what fest president Jiri Bartoska and programmer Eva Zaoralova call "a double anniversary year," the Karlovy Vary festival is adding two days to its calendar.
THE AMALGAMATION OF TIME WARNER and AOL has been analyzed to death from a financial standpoint, but its impact on Hollywood’s psyche has been ignored. I was reminded of this by a chance meeting last…
Studio chiefs are balking at NBC's decision to eliminate drama pilots in favor of shorter 30-minute presentations, but the Peacock says it doesn't plan to budge.
For the first time since the 1986 debut of the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, a pic aimed squarely at black auds is dominating the extended frame. New Line's hip-hop-heavy sequel "Next…
"The Sixth Sense," "The World Is Not Enough," "American Pie" and "Sleepy Hollow" buoyed biz last week although exhibs in some major territories said the holiday season is not tracking as strongly as…
A growing number of network execs and producers say they believe the Great Drug Scandal of 2000 has been completely overblown.
Tracey Trench has joined Robert Simonds Prods. as president, creative. The former Fox Family Films exec starts work immediately, supervising development and production for the prolific producer.
They came for a cashier's check, and at the least they received a reality check.
The Finns have rediscovered local cinema. In 1999 Finnish features accounted for more than 25% of theatrical admissions, and five domestic titles qualified for the list of top 10 films -- the best…
Elevating its profile several notches through an array of talent-laden special events and a strong representation of foreign titles, the Palm Springs International Film Festival got off to a lively…