Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest group, which owns film production and distribution unit Medusa and controls 50.3% of TV company Mediaset, said pretax profit in the first half of 1997 fell to 448.2…
Beijing Film Studio has signed a cooperation deal worth 20 million yuan ($2.5 million) with the Nande Group to produce three feature films and 60 episodes of TV programming.
"The Velvet Rope," Janet Jackson's return to the music market after a four-year absence, landed the top spot on the nation's album sales charts with an impressive 203,000 copies sold in its first six…
Bill Murray is set to star in Touchstone's $9 million comedy "Rushmore." Pic is scripted by the "Bottle Rocket" team of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson and will be helmed by Anderson. Barry Mendel will…
The cable industry would not be swayed by Microsoft Corp.'s attempts to influence technology standards in its favor, even if the software Goliath made a second investment in a cable operator, Time…
The 24th annual People's Choice Awards, honoring projects and individuals from the worlds of TV, film and music, has been set to be broadcast live on CBS to the East at 9 p.m. Jan. 11, and…
Mandalay's about-to-bow teen-horror pic "I Know What You Did Last Summer" seems to be scaring execs at Miramax even before its opening this weekend.
Paramount has optioned film rights to Dan Gordon's upcoming novel "Just Play Dead" and hired the veteran screenwriter to pen the script for a mid-six-figure fee against just under $2 million…
Greg Estes has been raised to director for Silicon Graphics Inc.'s entertainment marketing division.
Howard E. Green, a 21-year veteran of Disney's publicity and marketing department, has been promoted to VP of studio communications.