Miami-based Canal Hollywood and Galavision, controlled by Mexican company Televisa, have emerged as the first foreign competitors bidding for transponders on Spanish direct-broadcast satellite…
In another sign that the market for spec scripts and pitches is heating up, Universal Pictures has shelled out $ 500,000 for Erik and Gregory Hansen's untitled comedy-action story about a bodyguard…
EMI Records Group North America executive Terri Santisi has been named woman of the year by the National Kidney Foundation of New York/New Jersey. Santisi, group executive VP/general manager, will be…
Germany's SAT 1 just turned interactive. The private web has launched a simple quiz game for viewers who have telephones and TV sets equipped for videotext.
Detlev Buck's "No More Mr. Nice Guy," which opened well two weeks ago, and nationally released Sonke Wortmann's "Kleine Haie" are the front-runners for the German Film Prize.
Islet Inc. confirmed Wednesday that it has given $ 120,000 in completion financing to the independent comedy "My Life's In Turnaround," which marks the feature film debut of co-directors Eric…
Columbia Pictures TV Distribution has given a production "go" to "Ricki," the nationally syndicated talkshow fronted by actress Ricki Lake. The show has been cleared in 84 markets -- including 25 of…
Agency for the Performing Arts has signed writer-director-producer Tony Chan, whose "Combination Platter" received this year's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He will be…
'Delta' 16.3/26 The Universal sitcom fell just 20% off its "Roseanne" lead-in Tuesday, better than any "Jackie Thomas Show" since December. Story, page 15.
Wharf Cable has signed with U.S.-based General Instrument for a supply of 1 million cable converters.
Columbia Pictures has committed to distribute director Darnell Martin's "Blackout," which is scheduled to go into production July 6. Budgeted at $ 5 million-$ 6 million, "Blackout" will mark Martin's…