Songwriter Kermit Goell, perhaps best known for his 1947 hit "Near You," died Dec. 4 in Portland, Maine. He was 82.
WASHINGTON — Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) is keeping the fire hot under the Federal Communications Commission when it comes to broadcast ownership reform. The FCC has…
Ellen Wander's boutique international sales outfit Film Bridge Intl. has acquired worldwide rights to the drama "Elvis Is Alive, I Swear I Just Saw Him Eating a Ding-Dong Outside the Piggly-Wiggly."
Saban Entertainment has inked an exclusive, two-year MOW and miniseries deal with feature film producer Bo Zenga's Boz Prods.
Film producers Jane Hamsher and Don Murphy have bowed Delinquent Records and have pacted with Geffen Records for distribution. The deal is indicative of the new A&R direction of Geffen, which has…
Clarence W. Sheiffele, father of Rob Sheiffele, a senior segment producer for "Entertainment Tonight," died Dec. 17 at his home in New Haven, Conn., following a brief illness. He was 76.
The number of addressable pay-per-view households grew 16% to 37 million in 1997, and is expected to increase an additional 13% to nearly 42 million in 1998, according to the third annual PPV…
Once again it was tough for niche distribs not affiliated with studios to make a dent at the box office, although some bright spots like "Eve's Bayou" and "Kama Sutra" did find an audience. Whether…
While "Titanic" steamed through its fourth -- and record-breaking -- weekend in the U.S., James Cameron's epic was making even bigger waves abroad, pulling in an awesome $31.3 million on 2,965…
Speculation is growing in France that the country's two main digital platforms, Canal Plus' Canal Satellite and rival Television Par Satellite (TPS), are considering joining forces.
Daniel Martin Bresler, a retired still photographer who worked on numerous motion pictures, died Dec. 25 of heart failure in Van Nuys. He was 75.