In a surprise move, Dawn Airey will be named today as the new controller of arts and entertainment at Channel 4, the No. 3 job at the commercial TV web.
Martin Brest, the Oscar-nominated director of "Scent of a Woman," will receive the American Film Institute Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal at the organization's Life Achievement Awards Thursday.
The Samuel Goldwyn Co. reports that its "The Perez Family" has been an especially hot seller at the American Film Market.
The FCC has fined a Fox Broadcasting affiliate in Reno, Nev., $ 18,750 for violating its equal employment opportunity guidelines.
A Delaware judge Tuesday rejected an effort to prevent the proposed Viacom-Blockbuster merger, but lawyers for unhappy Blockbuster shareholders came back with another attempt to quash the deal.
Longtime Italian film executive Sandro Pierotti was named vice president and general manager of Buena Vista Italia Tuesday, replacing Filippo Roviglioni.
Screenwriter Gary Ross has been awarded the Paul Selvin Award for his comedy feature script "Dave" by the Writers Guild of America, West.
Many guests emerged from the German premiere of "Schindler's List" near tears Tuesday, but Germany's Jewish leader was skeptical whether the film would help combat racism.
An aide to Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.) predicts that legislation requiring health warnings on beer and wine ads will die in the House of Representatives.
Five American cable investors in the United Kingdom have struck a major blow in their battle against satellite TV by grabbing all U.K. TV rights to the 1996 Cricket World Cup.