Music entertainment channel MTV has agreed to drop the colors of India’s national flag from its on-screen logo.
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Leading Canadian exhibition company Famous Players, a subsidiary of Viacom, has announced the location of five new Imax and Imax 3-D theaters across Canada.
Leo Penn, an Emmy-winning television director and actor, died Saturday of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 77. Father of actor-director Sean, Penn won his Emmy in 1973 for directing a two-hour episode of “Columbo” called “Any Port in a Storm.” Best known for directing more than 400 hours of primetime television, his credits include… Read more »
Fox has picked up 22 episodes of its fledgling newsmag “Fox Files,” the web confirmed Thursday.
The U.S. premiere of Roberto Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful” (“La Vita e Bella”) kicks off the American Film Institute’s Los Angeles International Film Festival, which runs Oct. 22-31.
Carlton Communications is negotiating to buy Arsenal soccer club for a reported $459 million, hot on the heels of Rupert Murdoch’s agreeing to buy Manchester United soccer club for $1.04 billion (Daily Variety, Sept. 9).
Madonna was the big winner at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards, taking home five trophies during ceremonies held Thursday at the Universal Amphitheater.
The buyer of Polygram Filmed Entertainment will need to inject $400 million into the film studio in 1999, and at least another $120 million in 2000, to maintain PFE’s current business plan, according to people who have looked at the company’s books.
The Marquee Group, a New York-based sports-marketing firm, has secured a beachhead on English soil, laying out $3.5 million to buy Tony Stephens Associates Ltd., the soccer-talent firm operating out of the U.K.
Young Broadcasting’s stock collapsed 25% Thursday as the 12-station television group, citing “market conditions,” took itself off the buyer’s market.