In a rare case of a jury verdict wholeheartedly endorsed by the critical cognoscenti, Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano's lyrical drama about a remorseful ex-cop, "Hana-bi," was awarded the…
Cinergi Pictures Entertainment Inc. chairman Andrew Vajna plans to offer at least $2.30 a share to buy out the company's public shareholders, the indie said Thursday, but the $31 million offer was…
Arthur Kane, executive director of the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, is retiring. He will remain in his post until the end of the year in order to oversee the…
Televisa chairman and CEO Emilio Azcarraga Jean will have a majority stake following the recapitalization of Grupo Televicentro, the holding company that controls the media giant.
In spite of a strong start last month, ratings for syndication's new latenight contenders, Buena Vista TV's "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" and Columbia TriStar's "Vibe," are trending down.
Fox Broadcasting Co. has declined an option to continue production on the period drama "Roar," the linchpin of the web's summer slate of original programming.
Canadian helmer Atom Egoyan set a somber tone on Thursday night for the 22nd Toronto Intl. Film Festival when he dedicated the opening-night film, his pic "The Sweet Hereafter," to fellow Canuck…
Just a day before some industry freelancers would have been subject to back taxes for not registering as home-based businesses, officials say the city council may delay implementation for writers…
The first project to come out of the newly formed Singer-White Entertainment will be "Flying Blind," a USA Network telepic starring Claudia Christian, who recently ankled the syndie sci-fi series…
Sony Corp. and a group of five other companies announced Thursday the specifications for a rewritable optical disc, which is designed to offer greater compatibility and memory than a rewritable…
Sullivan Broadcasting Co. CEO Dan Sullivan and his backer, investment fund Abry Partners Inc., have formed a new $400 million company to buy TV stations in small and medium markets, it said Thursday.