LOW POINTS: Not to put too fine a point on it, but 1997 was a lousy year for Warner Bros.' theatrical business -- maybe the weakest in modern memory.
Hollywood-based media product distributor Steadi-Systems, which ships everything from film and videotape to optical recording discs, was acquired Tuesday by Plano, Texas-based Daisytek Intl. Corp., a…
EXCLUSIVEWith its signpost act Chumbawamba heating up the sales charts through its "Tubthumber" disc bow, Republic Records has inked a multiyear, exclusive distribution pact with Universal Records.
ABC's post-football Monday lineup is off to a promising start, with "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "20/20" scoring the Alphabet network's best non-sports regular-programming overnight shares in…
HIGH POINTS: The force was with Fox in early 1997, as the studio flew at warp speed into the year with the re-release of "Star Wars" in January.
San Francisco-based insurance giant USI Insurance Services Corp. has formed wholly owned subsidiary Encore Entertainment Insurance Services to offer specialized products to the entertainment business.
As expected, Warner Bros. and Polygram Filmed Entertainment have inked a three-year split-rights agreement to jointly finance and distribute motion pictures produced by Castle Rock.
A union official who represented 1,700 film and TV office workers has been sentenced to four months in jail and three years of supervised release following her conviction on charges of embezzling…
NBC has extended the contract of "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno to 2003. The move, announced Tuesday by NBC brass, was far from a surprise, as the Leno-led talker has been No. 1 in the latenight…
The Image Bank has tapped Barbara Boster and Daryl Devlin for the newly created positions of directors of marketing development, splitting them between the coasts: Boster handles the West Coast from…