In the latest shakeup triggered by the Lion's new management team, MGM TV topper John Symes has been forced out as part of a companywide restructuring that resulted in the layoffs of about 45…
Studios USA has committed an estimated $3 million-$4 million to ink two-year, overall development deals with comedy writers Kari Lizer, Donald Todd and the team of Barbara Wallace and Thomas Wolfe.
America Online is investing $1.5 billion in DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics in a bid to lure new subscribers to broadband Internet access and interactive TV services in the works from both…
Comedian Hal Sparks has been tapped the new host of the E! cabler staple "Talk Soup."
Kyra Sedgwick has signed on as the lead in the new Touchstone TV comedy "Talk to Me," which has been given a six-seg order for midseason by ABC.
On the heels of a big-bucks contract renewal extended to "The Sopranos" creator/exec producer David Chase, HBO and Brillstein-Grey Entertainment have given star James Gandolfini a sizable raise to…
Trilogy Entertainment Group has upped Guy McElwaine to prexy and chief operating officer, and company vet Mark Stern has been put in charge of the television division.
Artists Management Group partners Michael Ovitz, Rick Yorn and Julie Silverman Yorn officially have unveiled their TV production venture, Artists Television Group, headed by former Columbia TriStar…
Helene Michaels has been upped to prexy of network production in the first of several high-level exec shuffles expected at Columbia TriStar TV during the next few weeks. Michaels will oversee comedy…
Showbiz was an early calling for Martin Short, the 1999 recipient of the Banff Television Festival's Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Network Award.
Warner Bros. will combine its feature and TV animation divisions under one roof in Sherman Oaks, giving WB TV Animation prexy Jean MacCurdy expanded responsibilities for overseeing the physical…