The publisher of the wildly popular and very profitable "Harry Potter" books says it intends to fight a lawsuit alleging that author J.K. Rowling stole the idea for the series about the boy wizard.
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. A few quick hits this morning… President Obama's nominee for FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, appears before a Senate committee for the first…
Updated Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accepted David Letterman's apology "on behalf of young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will…
"Twilight" will make its free TV premiere in Germany on ProSiebenSat.1, following a deal between the broadcasting giant and Herbert Kloiber's production and licensing company Tele Muenchen Group.
Bruno Podalydes' "Bancs Publics," an ensemble film starring a bevy of well-known Gallic thesps, including Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), will open the Paris Cinema Intl. Film…
The Puchon Intl. Fantastic Film Festival, Asia's largest genre sprocket opera, will open its 13th edition with "M.W.," which is based on the work of Japanese cartoonist Tezuka Osamu.
HBO has inked a three-year pay TV output deal with film licensing group Eastern European Acquisition Pool for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia.
The one-two punch of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow featured two guests with pointed criticisms of the Obama administration. On the former, Bill Maher expressed doubts that the president would be…
Imax has pacted to show up to three Chinese-language features on screens in China and elsewhere in Asia, the first-ever deal for the giantscreen exhib to show foreign-language pictures.
Canadian filmmaker Allan W. King, a respected and controversial documentarian and helmer of narrative film and TV, died June 15 of a brain tumor in Toronto. He was 79.
Cash-strapped Canuck broadcaster CanWest Global has been given yet another extension in its discussion with its creditors.