A pan -- respectful, but a pan -- in the New York Times didn't keep "Ragtime" from a strong showing at the box office Monday. The daily wrap for the Broadway musical's first day after opening night…
GERMANY Helmut Thoma will resign his position as managing director of German commercial web RTL at the end of 1999. Thoma will then become chairman of RTL’s supervisory board for the next five years…
An emotional Grant Tinker urged industry execs Tuesday to "swim against the flow of lowest-common-denominator" programming in accepting this year's NATPE lifetime achievement honor.
The Rhythm & Blues Foundation has named Janis D. Hazel its executive director. Hazel, a strong advocate for artists' rights, replaces Susan Jenkins.
DreamWorks Records is close to inking former Motown Records chief Jheryl Busby to head its black music division. The move is significant because it adds a new genre to DreamWorks' portfolio, while…
Time Warner, the world's largest entertainment and media group, has joined the fray for South Africa's first private, uncoded, generalist network.
Alliance Independent Films has acquired international rights in all media to American Spectrum entry "First Love, Last Rites," starring Giovanni Ribisi, Natasha Gregson Wagner and Robert John Burke.
California registered a substantial increase in permits issued for motion picture and TV filming on state-owned-and-operated property, according to figures released Friday by the California Film…
Fox basic cabler FX has secured the rights to a package of nearly 100 theatrical titles from New Line and Polygram as well as News Corp. sister 20th Century Fox, with 27 of the movies inked to make…
Live Entertainment is close to a deal to acquire Alejandro Amenabar's World Cinema entry "Open Your Eyes."