As cable news stretches its wings and budgets to cover the tsunami story, year-end Nielsen ratings show a general decline in viewership compared with 2003, a year when viewers flocked to news nets…
The Library of Congress has named an eclectic mix of pics to the National Film Registry for 2004, including the 1951 civil defense film "Duck and Cover," Andy Warhol's eight-hour experimental…
The curse of Max Bialystock has struck again. Tony Award winner Nathan Lane has been forced to withdraw almost two weeks early from London's "The Producers" due to two slipped discs.
Nothing heats up the dead of winter like a good video -- or a good takeover battle. Vidchain giant Blockbuster threatened Tuesday to launch a $1 billion, all-cash hostile takeover of Hollywood…
Nielsen spread some Christmas cheer ABC's way last week as holiday faves complemented the network's regular sked and produced its third primetime demo win of the season.
Funnyman Jay Mohr has signed on to host the Sundance Channel's "Festival Dailies," a daily half-hour program to be broadcast from the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 24-28.
Design engineer Takuo Miyagishima will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' scientific and technical awards dinner Feb. 12 at the Regent Beverly…
When Industrial Light & Magic recently announced it would be the lead effects company for Paramount/DreamWorks' "War of the Worlds" and DreamWorks' "The Island," the news caused barely a ripple. When…
The Discovery Channel has sold broadcast rights to its documentaries to Spanish local TV network Localia. A one-year volume deal allowing specials to be broadcast throughout 2005, pact includes…
BBC1 again won the Christmas Day battle for the most auds in Blighty. Its blue-collar London soap "EastEnders" drew 12.3 million viewers, with BBC1 comedy "The Vicar of Dibley" No. 2 with 11.8…