The decline and fall of Jean Marie Messier resonates on many levels, both economic and cultural. Messier liked to present himself as the most Americanized of any major Euro business leader, yet was…
Jean-Rene Fourtou, the 63-year-old tapped as interim successor to Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Messier, comes out of the same cookie-cutter business elite as his predecessor, but he's a…
Minus any fanfare, Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell on Monday commenced his second term, which runs all the way to 2007.
Continuing the ongoing squeeze on middle-class actors, the number of feature and TV jobs for Screen Actors Guild members plunged 9.3% last year to 48,167.
Losses at German film group Helkon Media more than doubled to $18.6 million, despite a 48% revenue hike to $143 million, in the first nine months of its business year.
Power ties are back in Hollywood -- specifically, the ties that will bind management concern Immortal Entertainment to comedy specialists Power Entertainment.
The government has given the movie biz a qualified thumbs-up on its marketing cleanup efforts, but gave the music biz a less glowing review. Studios may have stopped deliberately marketing violent…
IATSE Local 695, a Hollywood union repping 1,400 sound/video technicians and TV engineers, has backed investigating possible penalties against producers that use Canadian subsidies on projects…
Kirch Media creditor banks, now calling the shots at the company, will begin reviewing offers for the fallen broadcasting giant today.
Vivendi Universal said Friday that it plans to sell 6% of publicly traded construction subsid Vinci in a continuing effort to pare down debt.
A group of Christian broadcasters gathered outside the Justice Dept. last week to protest the proposed merger of satcasters EchoStar and DirecTV, charging that the partners are hostile to religious…