UNITED KINGDOM Channel 4’s new premium movie service FilmFour has clocked 65,000 subscribers in its first four months, putting it on course to beat its target of 150,000 subs by the end of the year…
In what would amount to the comic equivalent of a royal flush, 20th Century Fox is close to a deal to reunite "Dumb and Dumber" star Jim Carrey with directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly on the…
Startup production-distribution company Independent Artists has acquired the romantic comedy "Love Stinks," which will open nationally this summer.
Sony Corp. on Thursday unveiled a music distribution system and equipment that, starting in May, will allow subscribers of Sky PerfecTV's direct- to-home platform to buy digital music from a…
Congress has taken another major step toward approving legislation that would allow satcasters to offer a package of programming that would include local television stations.
Eric Fleming has been signed to direct United Artists' tentatively titled "Wide Awake." The pic is based on the spec script whose title had been "Goat Cheese."
If political campaign contributions are any indication of the final outcome of the current struggle between broadcasters and satcasters on Capitol Hill, the broadcasting industry must be declared the…
Cary Brokaw's Avenue Pictures is teaming with Intermedia Films to produce and finance the thriller "The Courier," a project that Brad Pitt has been circling for some time.
After a year of varied acquisitions and indefinite postponement of its IPO, Czech entertainment conglom Bonton will show a loss for 1998.
German publishing house Axel Springer is stepping up its TV activities by appointing Stephen Barden as managing director of newly formed Axel Springer TV Intl.
German media heavyweight Kirch Group gained full control Thursday of the German pay TV market, acquiring all but 5% of rival Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa's stake in pay TV web Premiere.