SPECIAL REPORTMuch of Sony Music's good fortunes during the year came on the back of diminutive Canadian diva Celine Dion, who not only was the bestselling pop artist but also warbled the year's…
After years of U.S. complaints falling on deaf ears, Colombia finally seems willing to tackle its massive cable piracy problem.
Memo to ABC execs hoping the arrival of Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will keep "Good Morning America" from falling to third in the ratings: It's too late.
No. 3 exhibitor Carmike Cinemas warned that "lower theater attendance in December" meant its fourth-quarter earnings could drop as much as 38% from a year earlier, reinforcing bearishness among Wall…
SPECIAL REPORTSony Corp.'s desire to become a bigger entertainment player took a major step toward reality with the elevation late in the year of Howard Stringer to chairman of Sony Corp. of America.
A millennium ago traders bartered for textiles and spices in central Asia. But if L.A.-based exhibition company the Happening Group gets its way, "Baywatch" and "Friends" may be the newest…
Industryites planning their days at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival now have even more screenings to consider, after fest organizers made three last-minute additions to the schedule.
Indie producer/distributor Beacon Communications Corp. is likely to be sold or spun off as part of an upcoming restructuring of its parent company, Ascent Entertainment, Wall Street insiders said…
SPECIAL REPORTSony Pictures suffered a B.O. letdown in 1998, after its record-breaking $1.3 billion domestic B.O. take of 1997. Still, despite its fourth-place spot in market share and the…
"Snakebit" has slithered out of the tiny 71-seat Grove Street Playhouse and into an agreement for an Off Broadway run at the Century Center for the Performing Arts.
MGM emerged victorious from another skirmish in its lawsuit with Sony Pictures Entertainment over the right to make James Bond films. On Dec. 28, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Sony's…