German media conglom Bertelsmann's acquisition of Random House from S.I. Newhouse's Advance Publications was finalized Wednesday, with the announcements of new executive appointments for the…
Italian director Roberta Torre could complete her comic Mafia musical "Tano da morire" with no accidents last year in Sicily only because she paid the local Mafia 30 million lire ($17,000), a…
Mena Suvari, who just wrapped shooting on the indie pic "Live Virgin" with Bob Hoskins and Robert Loggia, will next star in Universal's teen sex comedy "Great Falls."
Buena Vista's hugely hyped $140 million-budgeted "Armageddon" opened in midnight shows Wednesday morning at 20 theaters in 19 cities around the country, racking up a rock-hard $115,000.
Satellite TV operator Primestar Inc. named three VPs to direct the company's financial and administrative operations Wednesday. The new veeps are William Myers, VP/treasurer; Scott Macdonald…
After more than a decade of promises, the French government has found a home for the long-planned Palais du Cinema, Minister of Culture Catherine Trautmann announced June 30.
Legal powerhouse Loeb & Loeb has expanded its entertainment practice by aligning with boutique outfit Tenenbaum, Emanuel & Fleer, one of Hollywood's top firms repping such talents as Peter Weir…
Ameritech is charging Time Warner and MediaOne in a complaint filed at the FCC with coercing Classic Sports Network into signing exclusive deals which will force the telco's cable systems to drop the…
Sharon Stone is in talks to topline "Crimes of Opportunity," which will mark thesp Peter Coyote's helming and screenwriting debut.
Barry Diller's USA Broadcasting has set its sights on Los Angeles as the next market to try out the "CityVision" format that is already making waves in Miami after just three weeks on the air.