Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone confirmed Wednesday that the entertainment conglomerate would sell the bulk of its Simon & Schuster publishing business in the next six months in a deal that will…
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s 23rd award luncheon Wednesday was largely a love-in between local film reviewers and their 1997 slate of favorites.
ABC Inc. prexy Bob Iger and ABC Sports/ESPN prez Steve Bornstein insisted Wednesday that they still have hopes of keeping football profitable, despite Disney's $9.2 billion hand-off to the NFL for…
Hollywood launches its annual onslaught on the tiny ski resort of Park City, Utah, today as the Sundance Film Festival gets under way.
Norwegian media conglom Schibsted and Swedish film group Sandrews are in final negotiations to merge their production, distribution, exhibition and video assets into a more powerful pan-Nordic…
Celebrated director and movie choreographer Stanley Donen will receive an honorary award at this year's Oscars in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the motion picture industry.
After five months of seeking bankruptcy court protection, venerable entertainment merchandising firm Winterland Prods. has emerged from Chapter 11. The move is a result of a successful…
EXCLUSIVENearly a year into his second tour of duty with CAA, Sylvester Stallone has left the percentery and has joined International Creative Management, sources said Wednesday.
Polygram Television has beefed up its management team, bringing on five new execs and expanding the responsibilities of distribution chief Matt Cooperstein. The new hires and Cooperstein's promotion…
Sony Music has acquired substantial shares in three indie record companies -- deals, according to an inside source, similar to the one with Oasis' label Creation Records, in which the major holds a…