James Gandolfini is trying to put a hit out on his employment contract with HBO. Gandolfini, who plays mob boss Tony Soprano on the network's "The Sopranos," filed suit Thursday in California…
AFL-CIO president John Sweeney has ramped up his support for the proposed merger between SAG and AFTRA, winging to Hollywood to offer leaders strategic guidance on pushing through the deal.
Weighing in for the first time, U.S. Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters said Thursday that Hollywood has good reason to "insist" something be done to protect digital TV from piracy, even if that…
The media concentration debate today moves to Seattle, where the Federal Communications Commission's two Democrats are skedded to hear from showbiz guilds, journalists and broadcasters about the…
Rogers Communications, Canada's largest cable op, has upped its stake in fourth largest cabler Cogeco from 11% to 18%.
John Malone's Liberty Media said it is prepared to sell its 4% stake in AOL Time Warner to use the funds for possible acquisitions.
Confused about the state of play for an auction of Vivendi Universal Entertainment assets? That's exactly how CEO Jean Rene Fourtou wants it. Viv U's management and board of directors will today…
He's already one of only a handful of people to win all four of the major awards, the Oscar, the Emmy, the Tony and the Grammy. But for Mel Brooks, the Writers Guild of America's Screen Laurel Award…
Hollywood's writers always seem to court controversy, even without a strike threat. One might have expected the Writers Guild of America to assume a lower profile during 2002 and 2003, after giving…
Not many scribes can claim that they've written lines for babies with the gift of speech, a one-eyed space alien, a robot and an insane laboratory mouse, but the WGAW has presented Patric Verrone…