Producer and songwriter Bobby Z, perhaps best known as the drummer for Prince and the Revolution during the band's heyday, has launched Zinc Records, a boutique label based in Minneapolis.
Even Mel Cooley would have cracked a smile Wednesday night during the salute to Carl Reiner, staged at the Directors Guild Theatre as part of the Museum of Television & Radio's annual William S…
INDIA Zee TV, India’s first Hindi-language network, is entering the film business and will produce movies. The broadcaster also will set up seven new regional satellite channels. Zee’s entry into…
Fueled by diverse offerings from newcomers and stalwarts, Latin music sales rose 16% to $571 million in 1998 and accounted for 4.1% of the $13.7 billion domestic music market, according to figures…
Recently appointed Venice Intl. Film Festival director Alberto Barbera is negotiating with Warner Bros. to open this fall's 56th edition with Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" as part of a special…
Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Geena Davis, Sally Field, Greg Kinnear and Peter Scolari will serve as presenters at the American Museum of the Moving Image's April 29 tribute to Tom Hanks.
ABC News and The Learning Channel have pacted for a deal that gives the Alphabet newsmag "20/20" exclusive first-look rights to footage and storylines from the Discovery Communications-owned cabler's…
Though Oscar ballots aren't due until Tuesday, Ladbrokes -- the London gambling house -- has decided to close its Academy Award book almost a week early.
Producer Martin Poll has pacted with Intermedia Films on a new feature version of "The Lion in Winter," based on the celebrated play by James Goldman. Pat O'Connor ("Dancing at Lughnasa") is in…
Liam Neeson will be a presenter at this year's Academy Awards. The actor was nominated as best actor for his role in 1993's "Schindler's List."
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