Tom Sherak, who has been widely recognized as the driving force behind the remarkable success of "Independence Day," has been promoted to chairman of 20th Domestic Film Group, a newly formed division…
Amid high drama, Spanish conglom Sogecable launched its 25-channel CanalSatelite Digital (CSD) Thursday --- despite desperate attempts by the Spanish government to block the bow. Sogecable is a joint…
As Time Warner's WB Network proceeds with its plans for cable distribution in markets ranked 100 and beyond, United Paramount Network is looking to increase its distribution by snagging those WB…
Fox's Washington O&O WTTG was slapped with a $10,000 fine for eight violations of the FCC's rules covering limits on advertisements during children's programming.
Helmut Dietl's send-up of the Munich film world "Rossini --- or the Murderous Question of Who Slept With Whom," rocketed to No. 1 status at the box office last weekend, getting the German film…
Tom Cruise, Paula Wagner, Billy Wilder, Martha Williamson, Edgar Sherick, Saul Zaentz and PBS' "The Great War" will receive special awards March 12 from the Producers Guild of America at the group's…
Lakeshore Intl. has agreed to co-finance the British project "Among Giants," to be directed by Marc Evans ("House of America").
The U.S. Senate confirmed William Daley as the new Secretary of Commerce Thursday. Daley is the brother of Chicago's current mayor Richard Daley. At his confirmation hearings last week, Daley…
The pyrotechnics surrounding the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' visual effects awards this year won't all be on the screen.
Japan is accelerating a massive cinema expansion that ought to further entrench the market as the U.S. majors' most lucrative territory outside the U.S.