A federal appeals court ruled that ex-shareholders who claim they got shortchanged in Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.'s $6.9 billion takeover of MCA Inc. can sue for more than $1.4 billion in…
Planet Hollywood with Chinese food? That's the idea behind Star East, a new worldwide chain of celebrity-themed restaurant backed by a slew of Asian performers, including Jackie Chan.
Two more top executives have made a sudden departure at Nordisk Film & TV, in what has been a year of anklings of top execs at the near century-old Danish company, now owned by the Egmont Group.
Guardian Records has named Celia Hirschman VP of marketing & sales, overseeing all aspects of marketing, sales, promotion, publicity, advertising and creative services. Hirschman previously was with…
In an effort to explore how the industry can curb the recent increase of onscreen smoking, the leaders of the DGA, SAG and WGAW plan to testify at a California Senate hearing today at the Screen…
Fans of "Ben Hur," "Spartacus" and other Roman Empire epics in which chariots race, slaves sweat and lions snack on Christians, will get their chance to relive the gore and the glory at Roma Vetus…
Universal has purchased pic rights to singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett's 1992 novel "Where Is Joe Merchant?" for producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.
The Directors Guild of America has announced that it will posthumously restore the status of Herbert Biberman, nearly five decades after the blacklisted director was stripped of his position as a…
Federal Communications Commission chief of staff Blair Levin is exiting the agency after serving in the top post for almost four years --- longer than anyone else has held the job.
In the wake of the Village Roadshow/Intermedia split revealed last week in London, Village Roadshow has announced the new structure of its international force with the addition of Mimi Steinbauer as…