News Corp., the global media empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, has acquired two Latvian television channels, TV spokespeople said Wednesday.
Larry Gelbart, the writer-producer with a resume that stretches from the heyday of radio to Broadway to Emmy-winning HBO telepics, has been tapped to receive the Kieser Award from the Humanitas org…
Napster ended its fourth quarter on an upswing, as revenues at the online music subscription service rose 9% to $29.1 million. Losses during the March quarter narrowed by $1.3 million to $8.5 million.
Toon shop Toei Animation has launched a consumer-product licensing division as part of its L.A.-based U.S. operation. Heading the division will be Coy Edmunds, who previously worked at Focus Sports…
Twentieth Century Fox and New Regency will remake "Taps," the 1981 military drama that launched the careers of Tom Cruise, Sean Penn and Timothy Hutton. Frank E. Flowers will write the screenplay…
The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday its long-awaited Chinese film "The Magic Gourd" will get a theatrical release this summer through China Film Group Corp.
Edward Zwick and thesp Daniel Craig are teaming for World War II action-drama "Defiance," about a band of Jewish resistance fighters. Paramount Vantage is in advanced negotiations to pick up domestic…
Women can curse Marlon Brando for that cache of frayed T-shirts every man squirrels away in the back of his drawer. In 1951, the actor strode across the screen in "A Streetcar Named Desire" wearing a…
Google nudged video closer to center stage on Wednesday, announcing that it would spotlight video content from YouTube, Metacafe, iFilm and other sites on its main search page. Move will likely drive…
Denise Richards, who stars in "Blonde and Blonder," unspooling for its world premiere Friday.
Based on a 10-page proposal, Nickelodeon Movies has made a preemptive buy of "Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art of Sibling Rivalry," a book that will be written by Daniel H. Wilson.