The TV station biz saw an end-of-year flurry of dealmaking late last week. News Corp. confirmed it will shed some of its stations in medium- and small-sized markets, while Tribune Co. has set up a…
If the WGA strike is a pitched battle over complex issues of new media, the rhetoric is an easy-to-grasp war of wordplay.
Comedy Central confirmed Thursday that its latenight skeins "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will return to the air on Jan. 7, two months after going dark on the day the…
After months of wrangling and behind-the-scenes drama, Tribune Co. has completed its $8.2 billion transaction that takes the Chicago-based owner of newspaper and TV stations private under a complex…
The WGA strike will wind up costing the local economy anywhere from $380 million to $2.5 billion, depending on how long it goes on and who's doing the forecasting.
In an effort to push the majors back to the bargaining table, the WGA's moving forward on its pledge to seek interim deals with several indie producers.
Kerry McCluggage and Jeff Sagansky have added to their growing portfolio of showbiz investments by acquiring a stake in Trifecta Entertainment, the fast-growing indie syndie company headed by former…
WGA East members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract with ABC News after working without one for nearly three years.
The WGA aims to change the dynamic in its stymied contract fight with Hollywood's majors by seeking talks with individual studios rather than through the umbrella Alliance of Motion Picture and…
The Writers Guild is on strike. The Screen Actors Guild is prepping to go out over many of the same issues. Studio chiefs promise "a struggle to the death" and warn that the biz will go under if they…
"Force majeure" -- it even sounds ominous. The possibility that Hollywood's studios could terminate contracts with creative talent under force majeure conditions has hung over the industry like the…