Oz producer-distribber Southern Star has tapped Ian Irvine as chairman of London-based entertainment group Circle Communications.
Henry Shinn has been tapped head of development for Axelrod/Widdoes Prods., which has an exclusive TV production pact with Universal.
"Be afraid, be very afraid" is how NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield summed up the network's position on the new TV content rating system, which the Peacock web alone has refused to…
Leila Abraham Loria has been named this week head of Galaxy Brazil, which offers the leading direct-to-home service in the country, DirecTV. Loria will replace Jacques Wladimirski, who headed the…
Bertelsmann Music Group posted record revenue of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year 1996-97, which included record profits in both its international and domestic operations.
Less glitz, more art, a raft of U.S. indies and an almost total dearth of big U.S. studio releases marks the lineup of the 54th Venice Intl. Film Festival (Aug. 27-Sept. 6), which was announced July…
After years of complications, "A Simple Plan" is finally getting a cast and a start date. "Titanic" star Bill Paxton and "Sling Blade" star Billy Bob Thornton are back in negotiations to topline the…
Warner Music Group has given Seymour Stein the greenlight to make Sire Records a fourth major group within the conglom, on par with its already established Atlantic, Elektra and Warner Records label…
Leonard Stern has been voted prexy of the Producers Guild of America.
Dieter Stolte, the director general of German pubcaster ZDF, will receive the Directorate Award of the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award will be presented…
Miramax Films has entered into a first-look deal with "Shall We Dance?" helmer Masayuki Suo, producer Shoji Masui and Altamira Pictures.