SPECIAL REPORTSony Corp.'s desire to become a bigger entertainment player took a major step toward reality with the elevation late in the year of Howard Stringer to chairman of Sony Corp. of America.
A millennium ago traders bartered for textiles and spices in central Asia. But if L.A.-based exhibition company the Happening Group gets its way, "Baywatch" and "Friends" may be the newest…
Industryites planning their days at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival now have even more screenings to consider, after fest organizers made three last-minute additions to the schedule.
Indie producer/distributor Beacon Communications Corp. is likely to be sold or spun off as part of an upcoming restructuring of its parent company, Ascent Entertainment, Wall Street insiders said…
SPECIAL REPORTSony Pictures suffered a B.O. letdown in 1998, after its record-breaking $1.3 billion domestic B.O. take of 1997. Still, despite its fourth-place spot in market share and the…
"Snakebit" has slithered out of the tiny 71-seat Grove Street Playhouse and into an agreement for an Off Broadway run at the Century Center for the Performing Arts.
MGM emerged victorious from another skirmish in its lawsuit with Sony Pictures Entertainment over the right to make James Bond films. On Dec. 28, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Sony's…
It's time to end the "World Wide Wait," said FCC Chairman William Kennard, who pledged his agency's support Thursday for a 1000% increase in Internet access speed for the average home computer user.
Barry Diller, who gobbled up most of Universal Studios' television assets last year, now has U's specialized distrib October Films within his sights, in addition to the remainder of Polygram Filmed…
NBC Sports is bullish about harvesting big advertising revenues when the National Basketball Assn. begins a truncated 1998-99 season Feb. 5.
Following positive reviews in Leeds for the latest version of the Alain Boublil/Claude-Michel Schonberg tuner "Martin Guerre," the Cameron Mackintosh production is now on its way to the U.S.