Heading off a threatened boycott, E! Entertainment Television has struck an agreement with the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization of Women to develop programming addressing women's…
Proving love's labor is not always lost, the Samuel Goldwyn Co. has acquired worldwide distribution rights to director Kenneth Branagh's 25-minute movie adaptation of Chekhov's "Swan Song."
Fox Inc. is one step closer to a sweeping renovation of its Century City lot with the issuance by the Los Angeles City Planning Dept. of a final Environmental Impact Report regarding the studio's…
The trials over Giancarlo Parretti's takeover of MGM continue. In a new move by one of the creditors seeking damages against Credit Lyonnais in connection with Parretti's financing of the studio…
Nostalgia Television will take the highly unusual step of turning over 10 to 15 hours of its prime time schedule to a fledgling cable network as a first step toward a possible spinoff as a…
Buena Vista's "The Distinguished Gentleman" and "Alive" received R ratings in the 1,243rd weekly bulletin of the Motion Picture Assn. of America's Classification & Rating Administration.
Viacom Pictures and Quinta Communications have struck a deal to co-produce movies to air on Showtime in the U.S. and theatrically in Europe.
Tele-Communications Inc., the nation's largest cablecaster, is reaping the benefits of a rate increase, rising subscribers and a big boost in advertising in the third quarter with a tremendous surge…
Director Mike Nichols has optioned Scott B. Smith's first novel, "The Simple Plan," in a deal valued at $ 1.1 million.
"Spread Eagle," a four-hour miniseries based on a story by Ken Follett, was unveiled yesterday as the first original drama production to be commissioned by British Sky Broadcasting, the satellite TV…
Warning all production executives: keep track of your expense receipts! The Internal Revenue Service has just ordered a copy of the Hollywood Creative Directory in its efforts to clamp down on tax…