Walt Disney Co.’s ABC network and Buena Vista Television units asked a federal appeals court to overturn a $319 million judgment won two years ago by the U.K. creators of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
Vikas Swarup, whose first book was adapted into the movie “Slumdog Millionaire”, and Faramerz Dabhoiwala, the author of an opus on the history of sex lured visitors to Asia’s largest literary festival as organizers avoided Salman Rushdie.
Sony Pictures’ Tom Bernard has come to the Toronto International Film Festival every year since 1978. The event’s growing reputation as a barometer of Oscar potential has more film executives falling for its charms.
“Zero Dark Thirty,” Kathryn Bigelow’s controversial film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, expands to about 2,500 theaters this weekend, part of Sony Corp.’s plan to exploit buzz from tomorrow’s Oscar nominations.
Five thousand meters from London’s gleaming, white-spoked Olympic Stadium -- a 3.1-mile distance that games organizer and gold medalist Sebastian Coe once ran in 14 minutes and 6 seconds -- Christine Lyons has ferreted out a modern-day scene evocative of Victorian England.