Priority Records has upped Andrew Shack to senior VP of A&R in L.A. and has bumped Howard Sadow-sky to exec director of business and legal affairs. In addition to his continued A&R duties, Shack will…
The Senate Appropriations committee gave its blessing Tuesday to a $100 million budget in 1998 for the National Endowment for the Arts, taking the agency one step closer to fiscal security for at…
Carmike Cinemas Inc.'s screen-expansion program helped the exhibitor lift net profit 21.3% to $5.9 million, but Carmike execs said the earnings growth would have been much greater if film product had…
Christopher Walken has been tapped to co-star in "Illuminata," the erotic farce set in 19th century Italy and penned by Brandon Cole and John Turturro. Sources said the deal closed late Friday.
The Palm Springs Intl. Short Film Festival runs Aug. 6-10, kicking off with a gala screening at the Annen-berg Theatre and a post-screening party with live music at Taqueria. Tix are available…
Sony Pictures Releasing president Jeff Blake will receive the 1997 Show "E" Award at this year's ShowEast Convention, which will run Oct. 20-23 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J.
Brit music major EMI has appointed James Anderson senior VP of EMI Recorded Music, with responsibility for the division's IT activities.
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) has agreed to block the White House's choice for FCC commissioner if the nominee does not meet the approval of Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.)…
Members of the House and Senate Commerce Committees have not only agreed to lend billions of dollars of spectrum to broadcasters for free, they also have proposed sunsetting the decades-old ban on…
ABC has given a full-year pickup to its latenight frosh strip "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," meaning the show will be on the web's latenight schedule through the end of 1998.