The Virgin Group has merged its Megastore retail businesses and Virgin Cinemas to form Virgin Entertainment Group. The consolidation reflects the company's plans to bow cinemas and cafes alongside…
Football and Miss America have lent their attractive figures to an ABC victory in Sept. 8-14 primetime Nielsens. Meanwhile, strong season premieres and a big rerun rating for "True Lies" has allowed…
Inspired by China Central Television, leading producers from about 15 TV stations and TV production centers around China recently agreed to blacklist actors who ask for too much money.
Polygram Television has signed a two-year longform TV distribution deal with Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope.
In an attempt to end the confusion swirling around Los Angeles' home business tax, City Councilmember Laura Chick proposed Tuesday that the city attorney revise the ordinance to clarify whether…
Hollywood Pictures has resuscitated the moribund spec market with the $2.25 million purchase of M. Night Shyamalan's "Sixth Sense," which carries an automatic greenlight for the scribe to direct…
Seagram Co. Ltd. appointed a former Pepsico exec in India, Ramesh Vangal, to oversee its Asia-Pacific businesses, with operating responsibility for the spirits and wine business as well as a…
Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley's Simian Films has tapped Lisa Reeve senior VP of production. She will start Sept. 29.
Izzy Asper's CanWest Global Communications has agreed to sell a large chunk of its 76% interest in Oz's Network Ten, after intense pressure from federal regulators. CanWest will sell $219…
In a significant ruling that could make obsolete the industry practice of obtaining clearances for the use of names and likenesses in films and TV shows, the California Court of Appeal has upheld a…