Carmike Cinemas Inc. has signed a letter of intent to purchase 38 theaters consisting of 176 screens from Cinema World Inc., a privately held company. Terms weren't disclosed.
The FCC has voted 3-0 to prohibit cable TV operators from scrambling basic-tier signals and is contemplating barring the scrambling of expanded basic-tier program networks.
Cary Jones was promoted to director of marketing for the Samuel Goldwyn Co.'s Landmark Theatre Corp. Previously, Jones oversaw the circuit's advertising department.
Fox's basic cable network FX has landed veteran newscaster Jane Wallace as host of its nightly news show "Under Scrutiny." Wallace comes to FX from cable web CNBC, where she was co-host of "Equal…
Paramount has signed up three more affiliates to its fifth network effort, bringing its total station affiliate list to 36 with a national reach of 46.78%, according to the Nielsen Station Index…
The Fox Children's Network, which last year built a commanding ratings lead over its syndicated and network competitors with such top-ranked shows as "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" and "X-Men,"…
Scripter/director Quentin Tarantino will moderate "An Evening With John Waters" Tuesday at Laemmle's Monica Theatre in Santa Monica.
It seems a good time, with the end of the NCAA tournament and onset of baseball season, to examine the sorry state of sports broadcasting, which provides a window onto some potential road hazards of…
Some 563 years after being burned at the stake, Joan of Arc has become hot in Hollywood. Warner Bros. just completed a buy of the spec script "In Nomine Dei," by Laeta Kalogridis, the epic story of…
Entertainment stocks burst upward Tuesday, mirroring the broader stock market in its first healthy rebound from losing a hefty 7% over the last eight trading days.
The four broadcast networks on Tuesday asked parties interested in serving as a TV violence monitor to submit proposals by April 30 on how best to do the job. The "request for proposal" is similar to…