House copyright subcommittee chairman William Hughes (D-N.J.) has offered a bill on Tuesday that would, in essence, repeal retransmission consent, the new law that allows broadcasters to charge cable…
It's official: As of Jan. 1, the 12-nation European single market is a reality. But rarely has such a highly touted treaty had so little effect on business planning.
Hollywood has reason to crow over the makeup of the new House copyright subcommittee, a key congressional panel that often serves as the starting point for legislation affecting the film industry.
The Internal Revenue Service is seeking $ 233 million in back taxes and penalties it claims is owed by Charles Dolan, chieftain of Cablevision Systems Corp., the eighth-largest cable MSO in the…
Triton Pictures confirmed yesterday that it has bought out equity investor Kadokawa Distribution Inc., giving the Los Angeles-based indie increased autonomy as it moves into its fourth year.
Intl. Family Entertainment's attempted takeover of TVS Entertainment, parent of MTM, has developed into a last-minute poker game between IFE and a significant minority of TVS shareholders, who are…
Robert DeNirbo's Tribeca Pictures has teamed up with Henninger Video Inc. to form Tribeca Henninger Editing Tools.
Warner Bros. has found a new cash cow in its worldwide retail division and will be opening 25-30 stores nationwide in '93, according to Peter Starrett, division prez.
DIGITAL HOOPLA: The biggest event today at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas-- for Hollywood exex, at least--is the unveiling of the new multimedia player from 3DO Co., the 2-year-old…
Proposed changes in the writing credits for film and TV caused a small squall at the board meeting of the Writers Guild of America West late Tuesday, as more than 30 members disrupted the meeting and…
The on-again, off-again proposal to consider revising the prime time access rule may be off again. Though it's not official, Federal Communications Commission sources said chairman Al Sikes -- who…