Showtime and British film financiers Flashpoint Ltd. have entered into an agreement to co-finance five original films, the companies announced Wednesday.
Carlton and Granada have been hit with a formal warning for discriminating against satcaster BSkyB, putting the ITV network companies on notice that they could be fined if it continues.
Peacock sales veteran Ray Heacox has been named prexy and general manager of KNBC Los Angeles (Daily Variety , Feb. 18).
"Star Wars" director George Lucas has donated $1.5 million to create a new digital studio at his alma mater, USC's School of Cinema-Television.
Director Adam Rifkin, whose "Detroit Rock City" motors into theaters in August, has signed to helm MGM's horror-comedy "Munchies."
The "Rounders" team of star Edward Norton, writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman and financier/distrib Miramax Films will deal their next hand with "A Soldier of the Great War."
Boosted by a strong showing for its coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics, CBS captured a whopping 30 Sports Emmy Awards nominations Wednesday, the most of any net.
Leading online auction house First Auction has pacted with T.J. Martell Foundation to raise funds for the charity by producing online auctions featuring celebrity-related events and merchandise.
Stan Lee Media Inc., the recently-formed company founded by comic book publishing icon Stan Lee, has inked a partnership with India-based computer animation house Pentafour to create original…
In a backflip that could profoundly alter Australia's media landscape, Kerry Packer has dropped his longheld opposition to a relaxation of Oz's restrictions on foreign ownership and control of media…
FROM VARIETY/SCHRODERS BIG PICTUREMicrosoft Corp. chairman and CEO Bill Gates questioned the meteoric heights of technology stocks Wednesday, calling the valuations on many "very high" for businesses…