Disney's ESPN beat out Rupert Murdoch's Fox/Liberty Sports in the bidding for the 30-month-old Classic Sports Network, shelling out a hefty $188 million or so for the privilege.
Spurred by the success of "Shine," Oz's Film Finance Corp. (FFC) has greenlit another piano pic for production --- "Passion," from "Breaker Morant" producer Matt Carroll.
Recent successes in prosecuting copyright pirates and shutting down their factories led to a drop off in the number of unauthorized recordings seized during the first six months of 1997, according to…
Scott Bairstow, co-star of Warner Bros.' recently released "Wild America," has been tapped to star in "Two for Texas," an epic oater produced for Turner Network Television.
Talk about a long flight. A few days after Buena Vista distribution prez Phil Barlow made national headlines by accusing his New Line counterpart Al Shapiro of inflating box office estimates, Barlow…
Viacom's Canadian exhibitor Famous Players Ltd. finally broke ground Wednesday for its future flagship megaplex in Toronto after the development cleared regulatory hurdles at City Hall.
Carmike Cinemas Inc.'s stock plunged 10% Wednesday after the exhib warned that its third-quarter earnings would be lower than Wall Street expects "due to weakness" in the quarter's film product.
Statuettes in 55 creative arts categories will be handed out Sunday in the non-televised portion of the 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that begin at 5 p.m. from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Bruce Ramer, one of Hollywood's leading attorneys, has been tapped by Gov. Pete Wilson to join the California Economic Strategy Panel.
The American Film Marketing Assn. has narrowed its search to three finalists to succeed retiring prexy Jonas Rosenfield, officials announced Wednesday.
Time Warner Inc. and Tele-Communications Inc. will form two partnerships to manage jointly owned cable systems serving one million customers in Texas in a deal that helps both cablers cut their debt…