The media supposedly has been rethinking the past practice of turning corporate suits into media stars. Nonetheless, there was a bigger press turnout than usual last week at Herb Allen's annual…
Labor actions by teachers and even burly railway workers earlier this year failed to rattle the French government, but thesps and other arts technicians last week managed to shut down both the…
Is "Spider-Man" cooler than "Superman"? Is "Hulk" more emotionally tortured than "Batman"? In a showdown between Marvel and DC Comics characters, it's not clear who might win. (And would anyone…
Putnam and biographer A. Scott Berg may have just achieved the land speed record for delivering a major bestseller to market. On July 1, Berg put the finishing touches on his memoir of Katherine…
SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert has offered an olive branch to opponents of the SAG-AFTRA merger, asking for help in sorting out jurisdictional questions between the performers' unions.
With Howell Raines and Jayson Blair out of the picture, the New York Times has become a duller place in recent weeks: a Gray Lady, indeed. Now all the buzz is about a good guy -- former Times…
The French arts world was reeling Thursday after the Avignon Festival, theater's answer to Cannes, was axed on the third day of a bitter nationwide strike by showbiz workers. Helmer Bertrand…
Struggling to rein in an eruption of criticism, National Assn. of Broadcasters topper Edward Fritts denied Thursday that a decision to oppose all legislation aimed at gutting major components of the…
The BBC warned staff on Wednesday that there will be a £1 billion ($1.63 billion) shortfall in its pension fund when full-year accounts are published Tuesday.
Vivendi Universal has begun its pullout from Spain, selling its 45% in distrib Sogepaq back to production, distribution and TV powerhouse Sogecable for 48 million euros ($54.2 million).