One of Japan's most controversial directors, Nagisa Oshim,a ended a 13-year helming absence when his new movie about homosexual liaisons that almost destroy a band of samurai had its world bow Monday.
Cablevision Systems Corp.'s Rainbow Media Holdings unit announced Monday that it will acquire a 10% stake in Salon.com in exchange for advertising and promotion valued at $11.8 million.
Partners Universal Music and Bertelsmann's BMG Entertainment, along with AT&T and Matsushita, will roll out a full-blown version of a new venture for digitally downloading music from the Internet by…
Singers Harry Belafonte, Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie and John Lee Hooker were named Lifetime Achievement Award winners of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
John Cooke has been named the J. Paul Getty Trust's executive vice president of external affairs.
Dow Jones' Wall Street Journal is teaming with Viacom-owned pubbery Simon & Schuster to launch a Wall Street Journal Books imprint early next year.
In what could turn into HBO's first major series commitment since "The Sopranos," the feevee cabler and Warner Bros. Television are closing in on a $1.75 million deal to have thesp Janeane Garofalo…
UNITED KINGDOM Carlton Communications and Granada Media Group are teaming up to launch a U.K. version of the American Internet search service Ask Jeeves. The two British companies will together…
German music channel Viva has announced it will be going public in the spring.
Fox News Channel scored its highest ratings ever for a single telecast on Thursday with "The Republicans: A New Hampshire Forum."
In a preemptive bid, New Line Cinema is near a deal with scribe Seth Pearlman to purchase his spec script "Billy Two Sugars." The writer will be paid a mid-six-figure sum. Helmer Brett Ratner ("Rush…
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