Phil Walden, who managed the career of Otis Redding and co-founded the label Capricorn with Atlantic Records UK rep Frank Fenter, died Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 66.
China's love-hate relationship with foreign media firms is warming up again as pols try to woo foreign capital into the country's chronically underscreened exhibition sector.
Banking on regulatory bodies singing a new tune, Warner Music Group and EMI are considering resumption of merger talks "within months." Citigroup and UBS reportedly have been lined up to advise EMI…
ABC, still struggling to come up with a new laffer hit, has named Fox exec Samie Kim Falvey to take over the net's comedy department. Falvey has been named senior VP of comedy development for ABC…
Bob Yari Prods. has lined up its next film, the laffer "Kickin' It Old Skool." Harvey Glazer will make his directorial debut on the pic, and Jamie Kennedy and Maria Menounos will topline. Christopher…
"Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" lead the pack at the 2006 MTV Movie Awards, garnering five noms each. Both are up for top film honors, along with "King Kong," "Sin City" and "Batman…
In a first-of-its-kind meeting of the minds in the interactive space, the three major guilds and Touchstone Television have reached an agreement on ABC's long-stalled "Lost" spinoff for mobile phones.
As the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off today, the five-year-old event -- created in the wake of 9/11 to rejuvenate Lower Manhattan -- seems ratcheted up several notches amid the gala debut of…
Blockbuster and Amazon are turning up the heat, but Netflix is just turning a profit. The online vid rental firm registered net income of $4.4 million after losing nearly $9 million in the first…
Los Angeles-based Media 8 Entertainment has tapped Liz Mackiewicz as senior veep of worldwide distribution. She will be responsible for overseeing all sales, licensing and distribution activities on…