In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
Miami's $2 billion entertainment industry is about to get a boost from Uncle Sam, following approval of the city's application for a job-creating empowerment zone.
Rosie O'Donnell has been tapped to host the 41st annual Grammy Awards, with Madonna inked to perform the opening number on the Feb. 24 show.
Barry Diller's USA Network has landed the exclusive broadcast window to four 1998 Universal theatricals, including "Out of Sight" and "Bride of Chucky."
While Fox and the producers of Terrence Malick's "Thin Red Line" were lucky enough to get its big-name cast for a fraction of their normal fees, the studio is finding that co-star Sean Penn's…
The Sundance Channel, in conjunction with BMG Music and Starbucks Coffee, will feature a series of live music performances at the Sundance Film Festival Jan. 22-26.
Former Broadway impresario and Livent co-founder Garth Drabinsky was indicted Wednesday by a Manhattan federal court on 16 counts of conspiracy and securities fraud relating to the now-bankrupt…
Former Columbia TriStar TV exec Beverly Nix has been tapped as veep of business affairs for ABC Entertainment.
International Creative Management has restructured its music wing and named Steve Levine and Terry Rhodes, heads of West Coast and East Coast Music, respectively. The two veeps will jointly oversee…
Jim Banister has been upped to executive veep of Warner Bros. Online, to focus on the development of original broadband programming for the studio's upcoming Internet portal Entertaindom, to include…
Cardinale, visiting Paris to congratulate Giuliano Berretta on his nomination as director general of Eutelsat, warned Murdoch that his digital ambitions are being closely watched by the Italian…