Sony Music Intl. has named Rick Dobbis exec veep, in a newly created post that taps the vet exec's familiarity with the overseas marketplace. It also positions the former Polygram chieftain as…
The Kirch Group and EM.TV & Merchandising have formed a major children's programming joint venture, the companies announced in Munich on Monday.
In a frame of animated contrasts at the overseas box office, "A Bug's Life" got its foreign campaign off to a fine start in a great weekend for BVI, but UIP's "Babe" sequel got badly burnt.
Mip Asia, the TV tradeshow now in its fifth year, opens Wednesday in Singapore under the sign of still ailing Asian economies. A sister event of Mip and Mipcom in Cannes, Mip Asia (Dec. 9-12) is one…
Dallas-based Lyric Studios has clinched a five-year deal to distribute Australian preschool band the Wiggles' seven videos, eight CDs and new products Stateside.
Showtime has bought the rights to the first major exhibition game featuring locked-out pro-basketball players idled by a contract dispute with team owners that has dragged on since last July.
Fox Searchlight's "Waking Ned Devine" unseated Gramercy's "Elizabeth" as the exclusive box office champion.
Manhattan rose three feet out of the water last week as hordes of Thanksgiving theatergoers departed. The family-favored tuners fell markedly after having seen their grosses soar the previous week…
Rap recording producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, the founder and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment, is adding to his notoriety by becoming co-publisher of Notorious, a bimonthly lifestyle magazine that will be…
A very strong U.S. presence distinguishes the 20th edition of the Intl. Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which unspools in the Cuban capital through Friday.
The Assn. of American Publishers has tapped celebs Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg to star in a new "Get Caught Reading Month" advertising and promotion campaign.