Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest, which controls TV outfit Mediaset and film unit Medusa, said net profits in 1996 slipped to 397.9 billion lire ($234 million) from $250 million a year earlier.
All American Television has filled out the production team for its upcoming talkshow strip, "Arthel & Fred."
Capping a year of on again, off again talks, EMI Music Publishing has paid $132 million for 50% of Jobete Music, the publisher founded by Berry Gordy and which boasts many of the chestnuts of the…
Lars Kolvig, managing director of Nordisk Film Production and the last of the old guard of Nordisk top management to stay on following a 1992 merger with the Egmont Group, resigned Tuesday.
Leonard Klady: Gross Behavior
Veteran director John Frankenheimer has agreed to direct the United Artists Corp. Ltd. film "Ronin," which will shoot this fall throughout Europe. It marks the fifth UA picture for Frankenheimer…
The National Academy of Cable Programming has issued a deadline of Aug. 1 for network entries and a producer deadline of Aug. 15 for material to be considered for the 19th Annual National CableAce…
Viacom Inc.'s troubled Blockbuster video chain will report an alarming 76% plunge in operating profit to as low as $40 million for the second quarter, Viacom warned Tuesday, signaling that…
A plan by the SABC to cut its religious programming by 75% to 106 minutes per week has drawn threats of fire and brimstone from groups across the religious spectrum.
The $573 million MGM/Metromedia merger, whose idea was it? Sidney Sapsowitz says it was his, and in a complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court the former MGM finance exec VP is suing to get his…
Elaine Hendrix, who co-starred in "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," has inked to star with Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson in Disney's "The Parent Trap."