Geffen Records has tapped David Simone, former prexy of Polygram Music Publishing, as head of A&R. The signing, which had been expected (Daily Variety, July 21), signals a move by the label toward…
Demain!, one of four new offerings from Gallic paybox Canal Plus, will be the first web entirely devoted to soothing France's biggest headache: unemployment.
Soap operas rarely achieve geopolitical significance, but Venezuela's "Kassandra" is considered key to keeping the peace in a corner of the Balkans.
Universal TV talkshows “Sally Jessy Raphael” and “Jerry Springer” had their season premieres on Sept. 22. Friday’s story on national syndie ratings was wrong, due to incorrect information provided to…
It's a camp lover's dream: B movies, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And on Oct. 10, it becomes a reality with the launch of the B-Movie Channel, a place where "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" is…
The monthlong dispute between Sandy Gallin and personal managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Michael Green moved to the courthouse Friday as Kwatinetz and Green filed lawsuits claiming they were forced out of…
CNN is pulling advertisements criticizing the United Nations Global Warming Treaty --- a pact which is enthusiastically supported by the network's founder Ted Turner.
Roman Polanski confirmed that he's planning to direct "The Count of Monte Cristo'' for Alliance Pictures.
An emerging war between divergent formats for TV-Internet set-top boxes turned several degrees nastier Friday when Intel Corp. announced it would be supporting the format engineered by database…
UA is trying to make contact with the big bucks from outer space. After a daylong bidding war with TriStar, UA prexy Lindsay Doran Thursday bought a pitch for a big-budget sci-fi comedy "Metalheads"…
Warner Bros.' Slovak partner, Antonin Drobny of Gemini Film, is restructuring his distribution company and renaming it Continental Film, effective Jan. 1.