FOR EXPANDED NATPE COVERAGE, CLICK HERENEW ORLEANS -- In a deal certain to raise eyebrows on the NATPE convention floor, Disney was close to an agreement late Tuesday to move its daily kids block out…
EXCLUSIVERelative newcomer Jonathan Rhys-Meyer is set to join Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jewel in Ang Lee's "To Live On" for Good Machine and Universal Pictures.
Cher, Richard Dreyfuss and Quincy Jones have been inked to produce longform docudrama projects for NBC that are skedded to air during the 1998-99 season.
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival announced a call for entries for this year's event, which unspools April 16-20.
EXCLUSIVEPhotography giant Eastman Kodak has developed a new hybrid film for use specifically with one of film's most demanding shots: "traveling matte" shots that use a green or blue screen in back…
Ned Nalle has been tapped president, worldwide television production, Universal Networks and Worldwide Television Distribution Group, becoming the latest U exec to be promoted in the wake of Barry…
Continuing its series of biblical made-for-cable films, TNT is about to turn the story of Jesus Christ into a miniseries. The TNT Original four-hour project "Jesus" is skedded to go before the…
Chris Smith, the U.K. government minister for culture, media and sport, rolled into Midem 1998 on Monday night, the first visit by a British minister in the music market's 32-year history.
A pan -- respectful, but a pan -- in the New York Times didn't keep "Ragtime" from a strong showing at the box office Monday. The daily wrap for the Broadway musical's first day after opening night…
GERMANY Helmut Thoma will resign his position as managing director of German commercial web RTL at the end of 1999. Thoma will then become chairman of RTL’s supervisory board for the next five years…
An emotional Grant Tinker urged industry execs Tuesday to "swim against the flow of lowest-common-denominator" programming in accepting this year's NATPE lifetime achievement honor.