After flirting with a number of webs and syndie distribs in recent years, radio shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger has inked a talkshow development deal with Paramount Domestic TV (Daily Variety, April 1).
Jeff Wachtel has exited his post as prexy of Alliance Atlantis TV Production as part of the post-merger executive shakeout at the Canadian film and TV concern.
Fox Family Worldwide has tapped Saban Entertainment vet Lance H. Robbins to head a new production unit designed to supply series and telefilms for channels both inside and outside the Fox Family…
Valerie Schaer is ankling her post at ABC Daytime to join Barry Diller's Studios USA as its Gotham-based head of syndie programming and development.
Fox will bench the struggling drama "Millennium" for the summer months, filling its Friday 9-10 p.m. slot with reruns of the latenight sketch comedy series "Mad TV" as of June 4.
UPN has quietly put out feelers to syndie distribs and others regarding new programming to replace the weblet’s weekend afternoon movie showcase — for a price. UPN is understood to be taking a cue…
Rehme Prods. has optioned pic rights to the legit drama "Flyin' West," which had a six-week run this year at the Pasadena Playhouse.
The bestselling book trilogy "Conversations with God" is headed to the small screen through a production deal with Lions Gate TV Pictures, Peter Guber's Mandalay TV and Metafilmics.
Showbiz vets Ted Faraone and Randolph Nader have teamed up to launch Ingenia, a Miami-based management and marketing firm aimed at boosting the crossover appeal of Latin recording artists.
Buena Vista Television has scrapped plans to revive "Let's Make a Deal" as an syndie strip this fall.
The syndication upfront advertising sales market kicked into high gear Thursday as buyers and sellers scrambled to lock down more than $2 billion in advance national ad commitments for the 1999-2000…