After weeks of speculation, Barry Diller's USA Networks and Seagram Co. are near an agreement in principle under which USA would purchase October Films and Gramercy Pictures for as much as $200…
Two major exhibs, AMC Entertainment and Carmike Cinemas, began warning Wall Streeters late last week that their March quarter earnings would be drastically lower than expected in the latest sign that…
Final Draft, makers of one of the leading software for screenwriters, has teamed with screenwriting instructor and author Syd Field to create a how-to video on the craft of writing scripts. It's the…
TNT has signed its first exclusive TV production deal with a director, landing John Frankenheimer to both direct and produce an unspecified number of movies under the TNT Originals banner.
Giant Spanish pubcaster Radio Television Espanola (RTVE) is aiming to reorient its product acquisitions policy with the U.S. majors -- away from massive package deals toward both more selective…
The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival on Sunday wrapped up its 14th edition, and second under the stewardship of Renee Missel, with an awards ceremony presented before the closing night unspooling of…
Disney's Buena Vista Television and ABC have inked a development deal with Emme, a model and host of the E! cabler's "Fashion Emergency" series.
Just 16 months after buying Argentina's Canal Neuve and only weeks after relaunching it as Azul TV, Paul Ramsay's Prime TV is quitting the $130 million flirtation it hoped would transform it from a…
Paramount-based MTV Films and Aurora Prods. have optioned the spec script "Disco Inferno" from writers Bernard Deniger, Paul Pare and Terence Bowman.
Globo's 1 million subscriber MSO Globo Cabo, Brazil's top cable player, delivered solid results for 1998 but faces a bleak post-devaluation 1999.
With most TV industry analysts predicting that it's just a matter of time before both CBS and NBC hook up in some way with a Hollywood studio, every meeting of webheads and studio toppers is enough…
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