After getting off to a slow start as the new host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart has come on strong -- good news for the comedy cabler, which has invested $1.5 million-$2 million…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has tapped Tony Optican as director of current programming and Matthew Cherniss as programming executive, current programming. In their new roles, Optican and Cherniss will act…
Jack Valenti will propose opening Chinese movie theaters to more American films in a move he linked to Beijing's bid to join the World Trade Organization.
With less than a month to go before the final lineup will be announced, the Cannes Film Festival has locked in only a handful of titles for its upcoming edition, May 12-23.
Cable operators will not start jacking up the monthly bills of their subscribers when all of the rules keeping rates in check disappear in three days, according to industry observers.
Basking in the afterglow of its seven Academy Awards, "Shakespeare in Love" enjoyed significant upswings in Europe last week as its offshore cume soared to $74.7 million. Distrib United Intl…
Miramax's Academy Award best picture winner "Shakespeare in Love" enjoyed a significant box office boost over the first post-Oscar weekend, with a projected three-day gross of $4.4 million, up 48%…
The Carsey-Werner Co. has inked a two-year, multimillion-dollar deal with Joshua Sternin and Jeff Ventimilia, who will executive produce Fox's "That '70s Show" next season. The pact also calls for…
In a broad restructuring of its TV department, ICM has upped Paul Haas to head of TV packaging and Matt Solo to head of the agency's TV literary department.
Tina Brown's Talk magazine won't debut until mid-August, but there's already talk aplenty about the strict conditions the Miramax/Hearst joint venture is placing on inaugural advertisers.
Tom Moore is on board to direct Walt Disney Television's "Geppetto," the upcoming TV musical starring Drew Carey as the famous puppet master.
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