The British government may offer financial and other incentives to push the public into buying digital TV decoders.
Zeitgeist Films has acquired all domestic distribution rights to Abbas Kiarostami's "The Taste of Cherries," which shared the Palme d'Or at the 50th Cannes International Film Festival and will screen…
The 1997-98 primetime Nielsen season has opened with a nightlong victory for ABC and its "Monday Night Football," plus a credible start for CBS' controversial "Brooklyn South" and a decisive win for…
A government initiative aimed at persuading rival U.K. television distributors to join together in one "Best of British" world-beating combine is likely to receive little or no industry support.
In an effort to better coordinate the activities of its various divisions, Paramount Television Group has elevated 17-year studio veteran Steve Goldman to the newly created post of executive VP and…
Brad Pitt will likely topline and Doug McGrath ("Emma") is in early negotiations to helm an updated version of Dostoevsky's "The Gambler" for Mandalay Entertainment. If all goes as planned, Pitt will…
Bill Lee has been named to the newly created position of VP, Asia, for USA Networks Intl. and will report to Rafael Pastor, president of USA Nets Intl.
Reese Witherspoon will star in MTV Films' "Election," opposite Matthew Broderick. Witherspoon will play an overachieving high-schooler running unopposed for student council president.
MGM's "The End of Violence" remained on top of the exclusives roster for the second week. The latest film from Wim Wenders negotiated $34,436 in five armistices on both coasts.
The Imax large-format film style has picked up its starriest connection yet --- megahit producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy ("Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit").