The cable industry will be on the hot seat today when members of the House Judiciary Committee ask why subscribers' bills continue to rise at a rate that far outstrips the consumer price index.
World Wide Web denizen Progressive Networks is moving to expand its already large footprint on the Web by acquiring upscale film site film.com, turning the popular site into a showcase for its…
Film producer Steve Norris has been appointed the new British film commissioner, succeeding Sydney Samuelson.
The USA Network raised a ruckus on Friday, charging that the claims of the Fox cablenet FX in ads trumpeting the ratings for its offnet reruns of "The X-Files" were inaccurate based on available…
Virgin Records America has named Ray Cooper and Ashley Newton to the newly created posts of co-presidents of the label. The move follows the departure of Virgin prexy/CEO Phil Quartararo, who sources…
Chris Kager has been promoted to executive vice president of Columbia TriStar Television advertiser sales as part of a major expansion of Sony's worldwide TV advertising sales operation.
Seagram Co. Ltd's Universal Studios Inc. finalized a deal to buy Viacom Inc. out of their jointly owned USA Network for $1.7 billion in cash Monday, and indicated it was already eyeing possible…
The date for bids on the Bouygues-owned Ciby 2000 has come and gone and sources say that Bain Capital, leaders of the investment group that recently purchased Live Entertainment, is in pole position…
Lincoln D. Bandlow has been named attorney of legal affairs for Carsey-Werner. Bandlow, who had been with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he specialized in media law and First Amendment matters, will…
In an effort to streamline his campaign finance reform bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) temporarily has dropped a demand that broadcasters set aside a chunk of free airtime for political commercials.
Dustin Hoffman is set to star opposite Natalie Portman in Mandate Pictures' "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," a fantasy directed by Zach Helm. Mandate will fully finance "Mr. Magorium" and holds…