The Bouygues construction group has increased its stake in France's leading private network TF1 from 25% to 34%.
Who's got the money and who's getting it? Those questions are likely to top the agenda at this year's American Film Marketing Association gathering. An explosion in independent filmmaking, combined…
Warner Music Group has expanded its relationship with singer/songwriter Phil Collins, inking a new worldwide recording deal that includes the U.K. and Ireland for the first time.
Feature production/sales outfit Capella Intl. is preeming in-house pix "Two Bits,""Exquisite Tenderness" and "The Last Tattoo" at the American Film Market, which opened Thursday in Santa Monica.
A fight over control of two indie pix currently being marketed at AFM -- one that has allegedly led to death threats by the former distributor -- landed in court Thursday, with a producer and a…
Reclusive billionaire Kirk Kerkorian made another legal charge Thursday in his ongoing battle with French bank Credit Lyonnais, filing a lengthy motion seeking to impel the bank to turn over numerous…
The battle for latenight time periods intensified as Columbia TriStar Television Distribution confirmed 60% clearance nationwide for the Production Services Intl.-produced comedy strip "The Newz."
Director Steven Spielberg will add another feather to his cap, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth annual Governor's Arts Awards.
There's a certain poetry in the fact that the Capella companies (Capella Films and Capella Intl.) got their name from the brightest star in a constellation.
Anne Parillaud, Adam Coleman Howard and Amanda Plummer will topline in the surreal thriller "Dead Girl," which begins lensing for CineTel Pictures and Peacetime Entertainment in late March.
Over the past couple of years I have reviewed several dozen creative financing schemes. Major studios, independents, first-time producers and well-respected producers all have been approached with a…