Oscar winner Ron Bass has signed a three-year, exclusive writing deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment that will also move the scribe into new territory: producing other scripters' pics. The deal…
Canada's broadcast regulator has granted licenses for video-on-demand programming services to all five of the companies that asked for one at public hearings last March.
Showtime has announced it will premiere its new sci-fi adventure series "Stargate SG-1," starring Richard Dean Anderson, on July 27 in the 8 p.m. slot, kicking off with a two-hour premiere followed…
A spokesperson for the German media heavyweight Bertelsmann AG denied reports in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that it plans to buy U.S. publisher McGraw-Hill Inc.
French pay television giant Canal Plus revealed details of its deal to sell a 37.5% interest in German pay TV channel Premiere to the Kirch Group, while also acquiring Kirch's 45% share in Italian…
Good news from Memphis for "Access Hollywood": The first-year syndie entertainment magazine strip from NBC and Twentieth TV is getting a timeslot upgrade on ABC affil WPTY.
With reports from Nancy Tartaglione and Cecilia Zecchinelli.
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Dorothy Buffum Chandler, Los Angeles philanthropist who lent her name to the large concert hall that serves as one of the anchors of the downtown Music Center, died Sunday. She was 96.
The cable industry is crowing about Nielsen primetime numbers for the second quarter, showing that cable networks as a category not only are continuing to draw viewers away from the broadcast…
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences offers a six-week seminar on the art of animation. Sesh opens July 16 and runs Wednesday nights through Aug. 20 at the Academy Little Theater, 8949 Wilshire…