Paramount Communications Inc. considered teaming with Tele-Communications Inc. and Liberty Media Inc. to try to buy nearly half of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. earlier this year.
In a move that establishes some brotherhood at Columbia Pictures, C.Z. Wick has inked a first-look production deal with Colpix to develop and deliver action movies to the studio, sources said Monday.
Recording Industry Assn. of America president and CEO Jay Berman has also been named chairman of the board of the trade association. The action came Monday in a vote by the RIAA board of directors.
MCA Records Nashville has reactivated Decca Records, joining the growing list of Music City labels to start sister imprints. Decca, started in the 1940s, was the forerunner of the Universal and MCA…
A capacity crowd of celebs from both politics and showbiz were on hand Sunday to salute five titans of the performing arts at the 16th annual Kennedy Center Honors.
One of the exhibition industry's most successful graduates, Viacom chairman Sumner Redstone, is skedded to deliver NATO/ShoWest '94's keynote address March 8 in the Garland Ballroom of Bally's Hotel…
Douglas Hopkins, former lead guitarist for the rock band the Gin Blossoms, was found dead in his home Sunday, after having apparently shot himself.
Broadcasters have received word from Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) that he will seek an early vote from the Senate Commerce Committee in 1994 on a bill requiring that health warnings be attached to…
Apart from a little bit of "fire," it was pretty much all quiet on the moviegoing front post-Thanksgiving. In the jostling for position, the past weekend wound up minus a major national release. So…
The tussle for power within the ITV network turned a good deal rougher Monday, when Granada Group announced a hostile takeover bid for London Weekend TV.
Frank Zappa, the avant-garde rock 'n' roll legend who tested commercial and critical boundaries at every turn, died Saturday of prostate cancer. He was 52.