Quantum Entertainment, an investment group led by former Sony chairman Nobuyuki Idei, has completed its takeover of Yoshimoto Kogyo, a leading talent shop with extensive media interests.
Former Polygram chief Stewart Till has completed his drawn-out deal to acquire the U.K.-based international sales and distribution operations of Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey's Icon Group.
Qatari media company Al Noor Holdings used Sunday's closing of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival to announce its launch into the movie biz.
Ian McKellen is going back to drama school, for television.
Culture Convenience Club and Geo Corp. are gearing up to install DVD rental machines in locations around the country, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
Iranian holy men drew praise in the Czech Republic Saturday when the Jihlava docu fest awarded its top prize to "Bassidji" (Martyrs), Mehran Tamadon's examination of fundamentalist Islam.
Madeleine Albright appeared in Beverly Hills the other day to promote her new book, "Read My Pins," an interesting account of how she tied her brooches to public diplomacy. I chatted with her briefly…
You can find no greater fan of "Mad Men" than myself, and I liked this essay in the Wall Street Journal from John Meroney, who singles out the show for its depiction of Conrad Hilton, played by…
Attorney General Jerry Brown's spokesman secretly taped a phone conversation with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci — a violation of state law. And that spokesman, Scott Gerber, has…
When Bill Clinton endorsed Gavin Newsom, some pundits called it a game-changer: A former president stepping into a presidential primary so early in the process. But now that Newsom is out of the…
An eclectic mix of indie titles proved box office gold in Germany, where a child Viking, teen vampires, serious drama, satire and goofball comedies proved strong competition.