Neil Simon's latest offering "The Dinner Party" will get its world preem at the Mark Taper Forum, one of six plays the venue is rolling out for its 1999-2000 season. Simon, no stranger to the Taper…
Producer Robert Morton's Panamort Prods. has inked an exclusive multiyear development deal with Carsey-Werner to develop programming for the production company and the soon-to-launch Oxygen cabler.
FROM NAB CONFERENCEOracle Corp. chairman Larry Ellison issued a challenge to creators of digital video recording systems Monday at the National Assn. of Broadcasters confab here, announcing plans to…
The Writers Guild of America's new contract with CBS includes wage increases of 3% in each of the pact's three years and includes none of the jurisdictional rollbacks proposed by the network.
Fox Family Channel's premiere of "Michael Jordan: An American Hero" scored a record 4.1 cable universe rating for the web on Sunday night.
Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) said Tuesday that it has acquired the Japanese DVD rights to selected movies from Universal Studios and will release about five titles a month starting in June.
FROM NAB CONFERENCEMedia 100, hoping to close the gap with leading film and television editing machine builder Avid Inc., has inked a deal with Nothing Real to release ShakeVideo, a high-speed…
Fifteen years after Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" helped transform the Talking Heads into a pop sensation, Palm Pictures is preparing a theatrical re-release of the groundbreaking concert film.
Sony Signatures has landed the worldwide licensing, tour merchandising and e-commerce rights to teen music queen Britney Spears.
Hoping to trump Roger Burlage's takeover bid, which is just days away from closing, Artisan Entertainment was poised late Tuesday to make a last-minute counter offer for Harvey Entertainment, home of…
Gotham-based post-production house Unitel Video's financial woes deepened in the three months to February as its losses rose and it defaulted on its main credit line, the company reported Tuesday.