One of Joe Roth's all-time favorite filmmakers is the legendary writer-director, Preston Sturges. Since Roth never got the chance to work with Sturges, who died in 1959, he did the next best thing…
Few media companies tapped the U.S. public stock and bond markets during the third quarter of 1992, leaving corporate strategists and investment bankers on the sidelines waiting for some catalyst to…
Bill Clinton may have taken the White House in a big win yesterday, but ABC won the prediction poll. At 7:47 p.m., ABC called Clinton the winner, with NBC and CBS following about one minute later.
Canada's private TV operators are jumping into the deep end of technological and sociological change. The telecasters are preparing to increase Canadian content and, at the same time, diversify their…
The budget ax fell yesterday at Tribune Broadcasting-owned indie KTLA, with the station immediately laying off 12 of its 247 full-time staffers. Another six to eight employees have been told that…
Home Box Office has agreed to exercise its option to buy an additional 12.5% stake in the Scandinavian pay-TV service TV1000 from Industriforvalting's AB Kinnevik. The larger piece boosts HBO's…
Sony Music recording artist George Michael has filed suit in the United Kingdom to end his relationship with the company and is expected to cite a precedent that has been used to free other artists…
Columbia TriStar Film Distributors Intl. announced that Debbie Shuter has been named the first Mike Frankovich scholar at the United Kingdom's National Film & Television School.
"Pretty Woman," ABC's highest-rated theatrical film in 3 1/2 years, has escorted the alphabet network to an eyebrow-raising prime time Nielsens victory for the Oct. 26-Nov. 1 week.
An unknown U.S. company acting under the name TCW Capital has approached TVS Entertainment, parent of MTM Entertainment, about the possibility of making a bid for the company.
Defeated politicians aren't the only ones licking their wounds today.