The exhibition industry was thrown into turmoil late Friday when leveraged buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst backed out of its proposed $850 million acquisition of United Artists Theater Circuit…
No one likes to even breathe the word strike, but it wasn't far from anyone's mind as contract talks began last week between actors' guilds and producers.
Much to the Eye web's chagrin, a Feb. 20 CBS News "practice report" about the U.S. bombing Iraq could have been seen in as many as 2 million American homes.
KABC radio afternoon talk host Larry Elder was a victim of the El Nino monsoon Monday, caught in a rain-deluged gridlock while driving from Malibu that kept him from getting to the studio until…
Warner Bros. has purchased a thriller pitch from unproduced scribe Carter Blanchard, for a low against mid-six figure pricetag, sources said.
In a deal tied to Fox Broadcasting Co.'s "Party of Five" renewal, the 22 Fox O&Os are expected to buy off-network reruns of the Columbia TriStar TV drama for a weekend syndication launch this fall.
Veronis Suhler & Associates is readying plans for a billion-dollar media equity investment fund, execs said Thursday, highlighting the vast sums of money continuing to flow into leveraged buyout…
Steven Spielberg's "Amistad" -- in which the government is the bad guy -- will be getting some help from American embassies in showing the film abroad.
Director Julie Davis' self-financed premiere of "I Love You Don't Touch Me" found itself a benefactor Thursday in Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Goldwyn decided to pay out of his own pocket for some of the pic's…
New Urban Entertainment (NUE) Prods. has tapped veteran producer Kip Konwiser exec VP of production. Konwiser will be reporting to NUE's CEO, Robert L. Townsend.
Sony Pictures, in its high-stakes attempt to kidnap British superspy James Bond from his 35-year-old home at MGM's United Artists, has come forth with startling claims of ownership of the 007 movie…
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