Paramount has tapped the first biz development exec for its young digital entertainment department. Former Microsoft exec Derek Broes has joined the studio as senior VP, worldwide business…
“Apocalypto” turned out to be one hell of a date movie. Helped by couples who made up 82% of the pic’s Saturday audience — a number that surprised even tracking experts — Mel Gibson’s subtitled Mayan…
British Telecom, the once almighty U.K. telco, has raised the stakes in Blighty's fast-evolving pay TV market -- and established market leader BSkyB may lose out.
Switzerland's first stop-motion animation film is making a bid for the toon turf usually ruled by Tim Burton and Nick Park. "Max & Co." is a hugely ambitious movie by Swiss standards, budgeted at…
If this was the year that Web video sites like YouTube encroached on TV programmers' turf, 2007 may mark the year the Internet finally invades the living room.
In 2005, when Yahoo started moving hundreds of employees from its Silicon Valley HQ to the new "Yahoo Center" in Santa Monica, it looked like the complex would be a second seat of power for the…
All conventions need a highlight, a talking point that keeps delegates gossiping and the rumor mill turning. Asian hardtop confab CineAsia's peak may have come Dec. 5 when conventioneers got a peek…
Leading reality programmer Reveille is pacting with Meteor Worldwide to launch Pliq, a new mobile content delivery service aimed at young audiences on-the-go.
Indian film and TV group UTV is buying its way to the forefront of the Indian games industry with a pair of corporate acquisitions and a production commitment totaling $60 million.
The Back Lot: A forlorn little character who carried a sign proclaiming "The end of the world is near" used to turn up regularly in New Yorker cartoons. Then one day a rival's sign demanded, "How…
Musician-actor Andre Benjamin is joining Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson in toplining New Line's "Semi-Pro," a comedy set in the world of 1970s pro basketball.