"Milk" screenwriter Dustin Lance Black has been tapped to receive the WGA West's Paul Selvin Award.
The NATPE exhibition floor, once famous as a site of dealmaking and debauchery in the heyday of the firstrun syndie biz, died Jan. 29 of natural causes. It was 28.
The Los Angeles Times is undergoing a major overhaul, downsizing as of March 2 into four main news sections and discontinuing the stand-alone California section. As a result, the Times will lay off…
The Marie Osmond yakker is a go for fall now that distrib Program Partners has sealed key clearance deals for the show in New York and Los Angeles.
The chiefs of 20th Century Fox TV rose early Wednesday for a wide-ranging discussion of the state of the TV biz and the state of their biz for the edification of NATPE-goers.
The TV advertising marketplace is facing a meltdown in the next few years that will be far more destructive than the wallop the biz is enduring in the present financial crisis and recession.
The gloomy economic outlook for 2009 is hanging over the NATPE confab heavier than the cigarette smoke in the Mandalay Bay Resort's casinos.
Tribune-owned stations including KTLA Los Angeles and WPHL-TV Philadelphia are among those that have recently picked MGM and Weigel Broadcasting's syndie movie service branded as "This TV."
Epix, the pay TV venture backed by Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, will bow in May as an broadband on-demand service and in October as a full-blown channel.
Showbiz is going through a major period of upheaval, but there are plenty of opportunities out there for companies nimble and creative enough to find them.
Disney's experiment in reviving the firstrun syndie drama biz with the Sam Raimi-produced "Legend of the Seeker" has paid off with a second-season renewal on the Tribune Broadcasting stations.