It began last summer as a "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if ..." brainstorm to promote "Semi-Pro" and to spread the word about FunnyOrDie.com. But as "Will Ferrell's Funny or Die Comedy Tour Presented by…
Lawyer Patti Felker has split from longtime partner, Peter Nelson, and hung out a new shingle with four colleagues from the Nelson Felker Toczek Davis firm.
TBS has picked up eight more segs of sketch comedy "Frank TV."
Dean Valentine wants to make you laugh. More specifically, he wants you to watch "How to Make a Hot Girl Laugh," one of a handful of original Web series that he hopes will be the foundation of his…
Members of the Directors Guild of America have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the guild's new three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
Lionsgate TV prexy Kevin Beggs has been elected co-chair of NATPE, while NBC Universal Intl. honcho Roma Khanna has been elected to a second term as co-chair of the programming org.
The FCC has a message for ABC: Buttocks and breasts do count as "sexual or excretory organs."
Alan Wertheimer likes vintage cars, playing baseball and restoring Craftsman furniture. He's known for scouting prospective clients by reading spec scripts and attending film fests. He's also the…
Where did everybody go? When the writers went on strike Nov. 5, the fear in the biz was that the major nets would have to hang out the "Gone Fishing" signs. As it turned out, exodus from the…
The Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times has made it official, naming Russ Stanton as its editor.