The Chicago Bulls' "drive for five" in the NBA Finals helped drive down national ratings for most firstrun access strips in the week ending June 8.
A potential windfall of new advertising revenues emerged as the key motive behind the deal by News Corp. and Liberty Media to buy 40% of Cablevision Systems Corp.'s sports networks for $850 million.
Showtime has announced it will begin running 19 installments of the original anthology series "Dead Man's Gun" on July 13, four months after the show's debut in an original trilogy.
Vibe magazine has agreed to become the founding sponsor of the Urbanworld Film Festival, a competitive fest designed to showcase black cinema.
ProSieben Media, the first German television group to go public, announced on Monday that it will sell its shares at a rate of between 66 and 72 marks ($38.37 - $41.64).
Richard Schiff, who just finished shooting "Dr. Dolittle" opposite Eddie Murphy, will segue to "Deep Impact" for DreamWorks and Paramount, sources said Monday.
Universal Studios has laid off between 40 and 60 of its employees in its information technical support division.
Michael Douglas and director Andy Davis are in talks to team on Warner Bros.' "Perfect Murder" for producers Arnold and Anne Kopelson, sources said.
Saffron Burrows, one of the ensemble in "Circle of Friends," has inked for Woody Allen's next pic, sources said Monday. The actress, 24, is also in final talks for Mike Figgis' indie project "Short…
Singer-dancer Katharine Kramer has been added to the list of performers at Loving Lucy '97, the second annual convention of Lucille Ball fans being held July 11-13 at the Burbank Airport Hilton.
The wait just got little shorter for moviegoers anxious to get a peek at Barry Sonnenfeld's sci-fi comedy "Men in Black," which many expect to be the summer blockbuster.