Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest group, which owns film production and distribution unit Medusa and controls 50.3% of TV company Mediaset, said pretax profit in the first half of 1997 fell to 448.2…
Baker & Hostetler LLP, one of the nation's largest law firms, has opened a new office in Beverly Hills, aiming to expand its entertainment industry-related intellectual property and new media law…
Writers Guild of America West officials have reached a tentative West-only deal with film and TV producers, a development that will effectively eliminate, at least for now, any chance of…
A new British theatrical distribution venture has been launched as a partnership between two recently formed companies, Downtown Pictures and the Film Development Corp.
Move over Ted Turner. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are getting into the philanthropy business.
"The Velvet Rope," Janet Jackson's return to the music market after a four-year absence, landed the top spot on the nation's album sales charts with an impressive 203,000 copies sold in its first six…
Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to British writer Michael Marshall Smith's novel "One of Us," a sci-fi crime thriller, for producer Denise Di Novi.
AMC Entertainment Intl. Inc. said Wednesday it will build a second multiplex in Japan, which will be the largest theater complex in the country.
Elizabeth Taylor has received yet another accolade in her illustrious career: A Tokyo publishing company has named Japan's first divorce magazine after her.
The 24th annual People's Choice Awards, honoring projects and individuals from the worlds of TV, film and music, has been set to be broadcast live on CBS to the East at 9 p.m. Jan. 11, and…
Bill Murray is set to star in Touchstone's $9 million comedy "Rushmore." Pic is scripted by the "Bottle Rocket" team of Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson and will be helmed by Anderson. Barry Mendel will…