The USA Network has harvested some of the best original-movie ratings in its history in the last six weeks, emerging as one of the major beneficiaries of the broadcast networks' plummet to record-low…
While the rest of the country still waits for the film version of the Titanic to arrive, New Yorkers now have a culinary version of the epic sea disaster in addition to a musical one.
After many bumps in the road from Oracle Corp. chieftain Lawrence Ellison's announced dream of the Network PC to its actual manufacturing, the first consumer product based on Oracle's NPC standards…
Oscar winner Maximilian Schell has joined the cast of the DreamWorks/Paramount space disaster thriller "Deep Impact," about a rogue comet on a collision course with Earth.
Oz producer-distribber Southern Star has tapped Ian Irvine as chairman of London-based entertainment group Circle Communications.
Henry Shinn has been tapped head of development for Axelrod/Widdoes Prods., which has an exclusive TV production pact with Universal.
"Be afraid, be very afraid" is how NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield summed up the network's position on the new TV content rating system, which the Peacock web alone has refused to…
Leila Abraham Loria has been named this week head of Galaxy Brazil, which offers the leading direct-to-home service in the country, DirecTV. Loria will replace Jacques Wladimirski, who headed the…
Bertelsmann Music Group posted record revenue of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year 1996-97, which included record profits in both its international and domestic operations.
Less glitz, more art, a raft of U.S. indies and an almost total dearth of big U.S. studio releases marks the lineup of the 54th Venice Intl. Film Festival (Aug. 27-Sept. 6), which was announced July…
After years of complications, "A Simple Plan" is finally getting a cast and a start date. "Titanic" star Bill Paxton and "Sling Blade" star Billy Bob Thornton are back in negotiations to topline the…