New pay cabler BET Movies/Starz!3 announced a slate of four original films featuring thesps such as Morgan Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Loretta Devine, CCH Pounder, Hill Harper and Melvin Van Peebles.
MediaOne Intl. plans to buy 8.4% of Southwestern Bell's 9.7% stake in U.K. cable operator Telewest for $405 million, a move that would make MediaOne the largest shareholder in the cabler.
Sofia Sondervan has joined Cary Woods' new company, Independent Pictures, as director of acquisitions.
In the midst of increasing its output, Village Roadshow Pictures has bolstered its L.A.-based cadre of execs by bringing production maven Michael Lake over from Australia.
Sam L. Grogg has been named dean of the American Film Institute's prestigious Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, better known as the AFI Conservatory.
As grosses plateau on Miramax's arthouse fare and Harvey Weinstein ventures into the terra incognita of Tina Brown magazines and potential TV shows, the dependable mainstay for the company has become…
Thalia Assuras has been tapped to fill the long-vacant 7-8 a.m. co-anchor position on "This Morning," amid continuing speculation that bigger changes are in the works at the Eye web's third-place…
Some of the chairmen of English Premier League soccer clubs want to bar Manchester United -- the club being bought by Rupert Murdoch for $1.04 billion -- from future TV rights negotiations.
Stu Cohen, senior VP of promotions and a 25-year veteran of Warner Bros. Records, ankled the label late Tuesday.
Tele-Communications Inc.'s programming affiliate, Liberty Media, is to invest up to $10 million in ACTV Inc., which has developed software for digital cable programming.
Though perhaps best known as an early champion of Amerindie product, the Mill Valley Film Festival this year is going Anglophile -- saluting Brit thesps Helena Bonham Carter and Derek Jacobi with…