An increase in revenues and profits from Polygram's music operation helped the conglom fund the expansion of Polygram Filmed Entertainment, according to year-end results released Wednesday by…
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Faced with an increasingly demanding international clientele, indie sales and production companies over the last few years began greenlighting pricey…
Barry Diller's HSN Inc. cleared the last major hurdle to taking control of Universal's domestic TV operations, winning HSN shareholders' approval of the $4.075 billion acquisition Wednesday at the…
"Titanic" is setting a high-water mark for Polish ticket prices.
For the fifth consecutive week the soundtrack to "Titanic" was the bestselling album in the nation, with more than 588,000 copies of the Sony Classics disc going home with consumers.
The British Broadcasting Corp. has succeeded in persuading RAI, the Italian pubcaster, to invest in its latest costumer, a $12.8 million adaptation of Thackeray's "Vanity Fair."
DreamWorks has tapped video industry veteran Matt Brown to head its new worldwide homevideo division, which to date has zero films in release. That will change on March 10, when DreamWorks' first…
Paramount Pictures has promoted Dede Gardner to vice president of production for its Motion Picture Group, it was announced Wednesday.
John Hester has left his position as Orion's chief operating officer and signed on as a consultant to MGM on matters relating to Leo's 1997 acquisition of Orion Pictures Corp. and its related…
Hot off of stripping for the Oscar-nominated "The Full Monty," Mark Addy will be bundling up to join Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston in the Warner Bros. holiday film "Frost." It's the actor's first…
Telescene Film Group has inked a housekeeping agreement with seasoned Canuck writer-director-producer Peter Pearson, Telescene president Robin Spry announced. Under the terms of the deal, the…