"Praying With Anger," directed by M. Night Shyamalan, has been chosen as the winner of the American Film Institute Festival's First Film Competition for American independent filmmakers. The film was…
Producer Steven J. Wolfe said Tuesday that Fairuza Balk will star in writer/director Salome Breziner's "Tollbooth," skedded to start production in the Florida Keys Aug. 3.
Canadian broadcaster Trina McQueen has signed on as VP-general manager of the Discovery Channel in Canada, overseeing efforts to license and establish the specialty TV service.
A shakeup at Sony Music Publishing has resulted in Richard Rowe being named worldwide president, consolidating the company's domestic and international publishing operations and its interests within…
Former "In the Heat of the Night" co-star Anne-Marie Johnson will join the ensemble cast next season of the Fox Broadcasting Co. sketch comedy series "In Living Color." Johnson recently left "Heat"…
Beth Kennedy, the woman who has been Mayor Tom Bradley's film czar over the past year, was terminated Tuesday, sources said.
Hours before the Hong Kong government was to consider the application, News Corp. Ltd. deferred its bid to buy a 22% stake in Television Broadcasts Ltd. by saying it wants time to reexamine the $…
In a battle between the two giant pay-per-view distributors, Viewer's Choice will expand its service from three to five PPV channels for its 330 cable-system clients on Aug. 2, giving it a six-week…
Oliver Stone, Sidney Sheldon and Roger L. Simon are among the entertainment industry honchos who have signed a letter sent to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors denouncing a proposal to close…
President Clinton ended months of speculation Tuesday by nominating Reed E. Hundt, a D.C.-based antitrust lawyer and old college chum, to become chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
A division of the U.S.-based Newspaper Guild has won certification of program and production employees at Canadian pubcaster CBC. The Canadian Wire Services Guild (CWSG) won 55% support in a ballot…