John de Mol has stepped down as chairman-CEO of Endemol, the global production outfit he co-founded, and has appointed company vet Aat Schouwenaar in his place.
A federal appeals court tossed out a St. Louis County, Mo., law banning sales of violent vidgames to minors, ruling games are "analytically indistinguishable" from other kinds of entertainment…
In a decision that clarifies the line between the First Amendment and the right of publicity, the California Supreme Court held that a DC Comics series featuring two characters named Johnny and Edgar…
The long-running shareholder lawsuit against Disney over its compensation package to Michael Ovitz survived a motion to dismiss late last week in a Delaware courthouse.
Canadian investment group Onex Corp., which owns U.S. exhib Loews Cineplex, has entered the exhib market in Germany by buying 50% of 181 screens formerly owned by the bankrupt Ufa Theater.
Elektra Records has moved up the release date of Metallica's new album, "St. Anger," from June 10 to Thursday in order to battle the proliferation of illegal copies.
The FCC dramatically relaxed decades-old rules governing media ownership on Monday, making it easier for the big four nets and powerful congloms to expand their entertainment and information empires.
Minutes after the FCC made its sweeping changes to media ownership rules official, a bipartisan group of senators vowed to sink them.
Clear Channel Communications has got a bad rap in the media and in Washington based on disinformation about the radio giant's business practices and market dominance, exec VP and financial chief…
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that 20th Century Fox could not use trademark law to bar a third party from distributing videos incorporating documentary footage from WWII that had fallen into the…