South African broadcasters have welcomed the appointment of Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, former head of the South African Broadcasting Corp.'s board, as Minister of Communications.
ABC has picked up "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" for another year, locking in place a key part of the Alphabet web's latenight lineup until January 2001.
Online music outfit Launch Media has inked a deal with Yahoo! to be featured on the portal powerhouse's customized music site.
In a most unusual screen deal for a hot novel, Village Roadshow Pictures chairman/CEO Bruce Berman, who picked up Kurt Andersen's Random House novel "Turn of the Century" as a beach read, wound up…
British comedian Martin Lewis will revive his one-man show "Great Exploitations" at the Steven Spielberg Theater.
Pandora Cinema and BBC Films have come on board to finance Ben Elton's debut movie "Maybe Baby," replacing Fine Line Features.
French paybox Canal Plus faces one of its biggest challenges to date with news that rival digital platform Television Par Satellite (TPS) is making a major play for French soccer rights -- one of the…
Visual effects supervisor Robert Legato and director of development Cari Thomas have ankled their posts at f/x studio Digital Domain to join Sony Pictures Imageworks.
Garry Shandling's conflict-of-interest case against former manager Brad Grey will go to trial June 30, with or without Shandling's lead lawyer, David Boies, a judge ruled Friday.
Buena Vista's "Tarzan" outswung the week-old "Austin Powers" to win the weekend B.O. crown with a studio estimated $34.1 million opening, the second biggest debut ever for an animated feature.
Marking a generally juicy frame, the "Star Wars" prequel became the first film in history to reach $A20 million ($13 million) after just 14 days in Australia ("Independence Day" took 24 days). In…