J2 Communications and a joint venture that includes director Ivan Reitman have filed separate lawsuits charging that producer Matty Simmons improperly diverted at least $ 8 million in residuals.
Filmmaker Phil Alden Robinson will co-host a segment of ABC's "Nightline" with Ted Koppel tonight, as he shows footage shot while on a mission to war- and famine-ravaged Somalia.
Buena Vista Television has cleared "Dinosaurs" and "Blossom" for Setember 1995 in 22 markets covering 35% of the country, including the Tribune stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and…
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles yesterday called an end to a boycott of pubcaster KCET that began 14 months ago after the station aired the controversial, independently produced…
Producers Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are serving as jurors at the 2nd annual Film Festival of Intl. Cinema Students in Tokyo.
Creative House Promotions, Inc., a Chicago-based trophy company, has agreed to pay the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences $ 300,000 for violating the Academy's copyright of the Oscar…
Twentieth Century Fox's "Hoffa" bilked an R rating and New Line Cinema's "Surf Ninjas" garnered a PG in the 1,245th weekly bulletin of the Motion Picture Assn. of America's Classification and Rating…
'Aladdin' $ 17,055/screen Disney's animated adventure rode its magic carpet to the holiday weekend's highest per-screen average.
Wayne McWorter has been made apartner in Davidson & Choy Publicity, which has been renamed Davidson Choy McWorter. Judi Davidson and Tim Choy founded the company 10 years ago.
Program suppliers and indie TV stations have asked federal appelate Judge Richard Posner to reconsider a decision not to recuse himself from a case involving the Federal Communications Commission's…
A few painfully obvious conclusions can be drawn from the first disaster-free major sweeps period in Los Angeles in recent memory.