Michael Cascio has resigned as exec VP-general manager of Animal Planet. He leaves the Discovery Networks-owned cabler at year's end.
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World premieres from two Slamdance Film Festival alumni will open and close the 2004 Slamdance fest. Eugene Martin ("Two Plus One") will open the fest Jan. 17 with "The Other America." Closing-night…
Eric Idle proves the brilliance of the Brit troupe's 30-year-old skits and songs has stood the test of time. Assembling an entire two-act routine around the classics, some biographical anecdotes and…
Pianist Van Cliburn, Motown session band the Funk Brothers, folksinger Ella Jenkins, jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, band leader/clarinetist Artie Shaw and guitarist Doc Watson will receive Lifetime…
The publicists of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild have tapped Clint Eastwood for a lifetime achievement award, to be presented at the 41st annual Publicists Awards Feb. 27 at the Beverly Hilton…
Pay TV's had a dirty little secret, but Nielsen will put an end to it in January. That secret: Every time the press reported the rating of a show on HBO, Showtime, Cinemax or TMC, the number included…
Distributor MK2 has a plan to make an "Elephant" disappear. In what could serve as a test-drive solution for U.S. distribs to ponder using in next year's awards season, the Gallic indie is sending…
In an effort to build interest for its upcoming motorcycle racing pic "Torque," Warner Bros. has launched a free Internet game giving players the ability to simulate action sequences from the film.
Walt Disney Internet Group, the Mouse House's online media division, has launched a Web site featuring its content offerings for cellular phone users. DisneyMobile.com includes games, ringtones…
America Online has officially integrated Apple's iTunes Music Store into its AOL Music category, giving members the ability to purchase tracks they read about with a single click.