Alliance Atlantis Communications has acquired Canadian rights to the World War II drama "Varian's War" and is considering the made for TV movie for theatrical release.
Spanish pubcaster RTVE is poised to revolutionize its sat channel strategy in Latin America.
British venture capital firm Cinven on Monday bought Reed-Elsevier's IPC magazine unit in a management buyout deal worth £860 million ($1.4 billion), ending a race for some of the European publishing…
Does Barry dig Jerry? Jerry Springer hosts the hottest talkshow on the wrestling … er, daytime TV circuit right now, and he’s about to get a new boss: Barry Diller. Diller’s HSN Inc. is buying the…
The season premiere of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s new sitcom "Ask Harriet" ranked third in its one-time Sunday 8:30 p.m. timeslot in homes and young adults, according to preliminary national ratings.
Dream Entertainment has named Bryant Rolle VP of acquisitions and special projects. * * * Mercury Records Group has named Ken Walsh senior VP of finance and administration. Responsible for the…
HIGH POINTS: The Walt Disney Co. was displaced as market share leader by the Sony Pictures Entertainment powerhouse lineup in 1997, but Disney still cobbled together a solid annum with two…
HIGH POINTS: Paramount's frugal approach to filmmaking and its fervent commitment to production co-financing once again contributed to a profitable, if not headline-grabbing, year.
Neil Simon's "Proposals" is the latest casualty of Broadway's annual January shakeout. The play, which opened Nov. 6, will close Jan. 11 after only 76 performances and 11 previews. The Simon comedy…
TeleCommunications Inc. chairman John Malone cemented his personal control of the cabler in a series of deals disclosed Monday, in an apparent response to a secretive attempt last year by Microsoft…
The holidays are over but it should be smooth sailing for some time for the unstoppable "Titanic," which has emerged from the record year-end moviegoing period with a tremendous $157.5 million cume.