Congress put broadcasters on notice yesterday that TV station licenses will be placed in jeopardy unless the industry cleans up its act in the area of children's programming.
Philips Electronics N.V. is putting its multimedia house in order. The Dutch consumer-electronics maker has created a new business group, Philips Software, and tapped Scott Marden, a Wall Street…
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is readying legislation that would allow directors to notify consumers of their objections if pix have been materially altered.
Landmark Distributors of New York has filed suit against Polygram Group Distributors, claiming defamation and injury to its business and asking $ 270, 000 plus additional amounts to be determined at…
Actress Geena Davis has sued writer Frank Sanello, claiming he authored a story and made up quotes attributed to her.
A Hamburg court ruled that German pubcaster ARD can continue airing "Motzki, " dismissing a German citizen's suit that claimed the comedy series disparaged eastern Germans.
A faction within the Writers Guild of America West has announced a campaign to urge members to reject proposed changes to the Guild's credits manual.
Two-year-old Metropolitan Talent Agency is likely to dissolve because of ongoing internal strife among its founding partners, sources reported yesterday.
ICM honcho Bill Block testified yesterday that he did not necessarily believe oral agreements could be legally binding and that, to his knowledge, Kim Basinger never had a deal to star in "Boxing…
Kim Basinger took the stand yesterday and, with the media circus jostling to see her, told jurors that she never agreed to star in "Boxing Helena."
The Federal Communications Commission appears set to nix Hollywood's request that broadcasters be forced to get permission from programmers before they cut future "retransmission consent" deals with…