DESPITE OUTWARD SIGNS of a vibrant independent feature film scene, the truth is that the odds of a young filmmaker getting his/her film picked up theatrically have gotten worse. The reasons run the…
Entertainment stocks, despite being latecomers to Wall Street's big party of the past few years, were hard hit by Monday's market plunge. Almost every entertainment stock was down, on average by 5%…
As studios tighten the squeeze on independent producers, indie lensers should continue to shy away from low-budget genres and push the limits of creativity, according producer-director Roger Corman.
Pubcasting net PBS has named Linda M. Taira VP of station relations. Joining from praisery Hill & Knowlton, Taira will serve as ombudsman for the web’s 349 member stations, and will be the…
Three newcomers offered little competition to the weekend's top-10 holdovers, which all enjoyed drop-offs of 31% or less from last weekend.
Isaac Tigrett, the colorful founder of the House of Blues, has been relieved of day-to-day duties overseeing the operation of the chain and has been given the title of chairman emeritus. He will…
Citing a shortage of studio space on its lot, 20th Century Fox has inked a five-year lease in the soon-to-be-built Manhattan Beach Studios.
No. 3 radio group Jacor Communications Inc. snapped up radio broadcaster Nationwide Communications for $620 million in cash Monday in the latest stage of the frenzied consolidation in radio…
Linda Mancuso has extended her deal as president of Peter Engel Prods. through 2001. Engel, whose company produces NBC's Saturday-morning teen show 'Saved by the Bell," also recently reupped with NBC…
New Line's "Boogie Nights" continued to dominate the exclusives roster. Paul Thomas Anderson's tour of the 1970s porn industry bared $357,272 on 13 stages in New York and Los Angeles.
Universal Records has tapped industry vet Valerie DeLong as veep and will team her with top label execs to bolster the presence of Universal artists on radio.