It's not unusual for an arts festival to take on the character of its host community, but the degree to which the Montreal Jazz Festival has become part of the fabric of the city itself is impressive.
BBC Worldwide Channels has poached Universal Networks Intl. U.K. and Northern Europe programming director Jon Farrar to lead program strategy for its webs across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Pubcaster NHK has axed its live coverage of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, which begins on Sunday, due to public outrage over 65 wrestlers' connection to an illegal baseball betting syndicate with…
Twentieth Century Fox International has upped Paul Higginson and Todd Huntley to exec VP and senior VP, respectively, of the distrib's European theatrical division.
Argentina's Pablo Trapero has signed to produce three features and a documentary under his Matanza Cine banner, building on the box office success of his Cannes' Un Certain Regard player "Carancho."
A collection of premieres -- one world, one European, one U.K. and one London -- make up the fall season at London's Hampstead Theater, where the slate finishes with a Mike Leigh-helmed staging of…
Canadian-based E1 Entertainment has signed on as a producer for the AMC pilot "Hell on Wheels."
Frank Dileo, who once managed the late Michael Jackson, has hitched his wagon to Polish mega-watt performer Kuba Ka, who plans to establish a beachhead in the U.S.
Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), whose longshot bid in 2008 made for that year's most expensive and most hard-fought of all Senate races. By virtue of toning it…
Men at Work songwriters Colin Hay and Ron Strykert have avoided a crippling legal payout over the origins of the Australian band's 1983 global hit "Down Under."