With seven Oscars on the shelf and $73 million in the domestic box office drawer, a film with Shakespeare in the title now appears to have a shot at hitting the $100 million mark.
USA Networks chairman Barry Diller promised Wall Streeters late last week that he had no plans to become a "big studio guy," but the former Paramount Pictures prexy indicated strong interest in…
German pay TV service Premiere has been given the greenlight to expand its digital platform PremiereDigital, with seven channels to broadcast nationwide.
Fox chairman Bill Mechanic was named Showman of the Year in motion pictures Friday at the 36th annual Publicists Guild of America Awards, while the three partners at the Carsey-Werner Co. shared the…
Bloomberg Radio and WNBC have inked a deal that gives the Gotham biznews station regular access to the Peacock flagship's weather talent.
FROM THE 71ST ACADEMY AWARDS Miramax's dogged, and at times controversial Oscar campaigning paid off Monday night when the minimajor accounted for 10 awards, seven for "Shakespeare in Love" and three…
Producer Lynda Obst has bowed out of the NBC miniseries "The '70s," but Denise Di Novi ("Message in a Bottle") has stepped into her shoes.
Paramount International TV has inked a three-year licensing deal with Italy's pubcaster RAI, effectively ending a decades-old exclusive relationship with that country's rival broadcaster, Silvio…
"Gods and Monsters," the dramatic story of "Frankenstein" director James Whale's twilight years and mysterious death, was named best film Saturday at the 14th Independent Spirit Awards.
Steeplechase Media has inked a deal with Spelling Entertainment's Big Ticket Television to produce a weekly interactive version of syndie courtroom series "Judge Judy" for WebTV users.
FROM THE 71ST ACADEMY AWARDS Dame Judi Dench, who is in year two of playing a queen after 1997's "Mrs. Brown," was shocked by her supporting actress win for the role of Queen Elizabeth -- a part that…
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