Munich media mogul Leo Kirch has completed the restructuring of his vast media empire. The reorganization of Kirch's assets paves the way for the sale of shares to a group of foreign investors…
The upcoming Oscar show will have a familiar figure in the driver's seat, with Gil Cates returning for a record ninth assignment as producer.
Pay TV cabler BET Movies/Starz! has hired actor Tom Wright to serve as the web's on-air guest host for the first quarter of 1999.
Time Warner and Tele-Communications Inc. have completed a $1.32 billion cable joint venture covering systems in Texas with more than 1 million customers between them, the companies said Monday.
Honoring a NABET dispute with ABC, vice president Al Gore refused Monday to be interviewed by net crews as he attended the Fiesta Bowl between his home state, Tennessee, and Florida State in Tempe…
Barry Diller's local programming experiment WAMI is continuing its retreat from in-house fare, but execs insist the shift is temporary.
A Miami federal judge has expanded an earlier ruling that will now result in hundreds of thousands of additional DBS subscribers from losing their satellite delivered network signals.
In an industry rapprochement about as oddly configured as a Hatfield-McCoy detente, Disney and Warner Bros. will make their first co-financing venture together on "The Big Mocambo," a live-action…
The 1999 Large Format Cinema Assn. Conference and Large Format Film Festival will be held May 18-22 in L.A. at the California Science Center, marking the second consecutive year the event has taken…
Former Kushner-Locke sales chief Pascal Borno has joined Independent Pictures, the financing and production outfit of "Scream" and "Cop Land" producer Cary Woods, as senior VP.
Cable industry-controlled satcaster Primestar could be facing a lawsuit from its bondholders as ripples widen from the collapse last October of Primestar's planned purchase of Rupert Murdoch's…