After helping broker the sale of Miramax to Disney and nurturing the $ 32 million "Johnny Mnemonic" through budgetary and casting travails, Peter Hoffman is devoting his energies to production and…
Media company Bertelsmann announced a joint venture Friday aimed at developing a network that could deliver two-way television and other high-tech services to the home.
Panavision and its Auto Panatar anamorphic lens and Manfred G. Michelson, who designed and developed the first sprocket-driven film transport system for color print film processors, were among those…
I.R.S. Media has entered into a co-venture with Iwerks Entertainment that calls for the hardware giant to license four of the indie's upcoming adventure pix for interactive games.
Vice President Al Gore on Friday dismissed claims that the FCC's rollback in cable TV rates prompted the collapse of the Bell Atlantic/Tele-Communications Inc. merger. To the contrary, he predicted…
The Packer-Murdoch-Telecom-led consortium has launched a federal court bid to overturn the allocation of two pay TV licenses.
Comedian Martin Lawrence's use of coarse material while guest-hosting "Saturday Night Live" has caused NBC to cancel a scheduled appearance by the comic on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."
Spelling Films Intl. made it official that it will set sail this summer with "Love Boat: The Movie" (Daily Variety, Jan. 4). Its sales arm announced two additional upcoming projects, the high-tech…
The Super Bowl arrived in February again for CBS, which recorded huge numbers Friday with the final installment of Nancy Kerrigan's quest for the gold medal.
The unstoppable "Mrs. Doubtfire" broke through the $ 100 million barrier overseas last week, powered by outstanding holdover business and big bows in a handful of small markets.
Universal Pictures has restructured its national sales and distribution arm, upping Mark Gaines and Nick Carpou and giving added responsibilities to distrib/marketing senior veepee Nikki Rocco.