Paramount has tapped Dean Georgaris to script thriller "Area 51" and produce with partner Michael Aguilar under their Penn Station banner along with Christine Peters and Midway Games.
Mark Burnett Prods. has hired Yahoo! to power an online version of its hit series "The Apprentice," marking the online media firm's first partnership with a primetime network skein.
DirecTV said its Spaceway satellites, initially designed to provide high-speed Internet access, would be used instead to provide additional bandwidth for high-definition TV.
Miramax, which took some heat for waiting to release the 2002 Jet Li Chinese martial arts movie "Hero" to U.S. theaters, is wasting no time in getting it to DVD. Disc will hit stores Nov. 30.
Howard Stern might be making enemies at the Federal Communications Commission and Clear Channel, but he has a new, more indulgent friend in Hollywood.
The Motion Picture Assn. is making headway in the battle against Asia's video pirates. The org's report card on anti-piracy in the first six months of the year shows a 380% increase in the number of…
John Wayne lives. The 1954 pic "The High and the Mighty" is one of four Wayne pics for which Paramount's video and TV units have acquired rights for distribution beginning in May.
Will Yahoo! finally discover Broadway? Viewers who click on the Web site can find movies, music, radio, TV. . .but no theater. That omission is about to change, according to Spotco, which has…
The struggling stocks of Netflix and TiVo got boosts Tuesday on reports that the two companies could soon hook up for a video-on-demand deal.
Florida is starting to recover from Hurricane Frances, as the state's media and communications industry tally up the damage. The state's theme parks closed for the last major travel weekend of the…
The future of the "Star Trek" universe on the big and small screens may be in doubt, but Viacom is boldly going forward with the franchise on the PC.