In the past three months, the Writers Guild of America West has unnerved Hollywood with its newfound militancy -- and prexy Patric Verrone promises no let-up in 2006.
Disclosure of advertisers solicited to sponsor charity drives on local TV stations in the D.C. market has prompted FCC commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to call for a probe into possible payola…
One of Egypt's highest-placed film and TV execs is facing a judicial probe into alleged multimillion-dollar financial irregularities involving the state broadcaster and government-back film studio…
German paybox Premiere is taking legal action against Unity Media, the company formed by the merger of cable network operators Ish and Iesy, citing antitrust concerns. Premiere filed suit in German…
Last week the Senate got so mad about bootlegging in Russia that it passed and hurled a congressional resolution straight at Moscow: Get tough on piracy, or else!
London Eye: When BAFTA voters received their screeners of "A History of Violence" a couple of weeks ago, it marked a watershed in the history of the British Academy Film Awards.
A decade ago, execs at Time Warner were being mowed down faster than chubby mobsters in "The Sopranos." Most explosive was the ouster of Michael Fuchs.
Personal manager Rick Siegel has emerged as the standard bearer against provisions of California's Talent Agencies Act that allow clients to skip out on commissions. But the heavyweights in his biz…
The Back Lot: This is the week when pundits busily mobilize their year-end data and conclude what a great year it's been. The year 2005 truly has been upbeat for the media world, unless you consider…
Disney's symbol-laden "The Chronicles of Narnia" isn't the only film delivering lessons in life to kids this holiday season. The E5.2 million ($6.2 million) animated feature "Kirikou and the Wild…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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Frozen1Weekend: $31.6M Disney
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media