The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has elected peer group representatives to its board of governors.
The major syndie distribs are gathering in Gotham today to unveil an overhauled industry trade org dedicated to channeling more TV advertising dollars into syndicated programming.
Andy Friendly has been upped to prexy of firstrun programming and production for King World Prods.
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Weekend:$32.5M
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Weekend:$13.1M
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Weekend:$11.9M
Radio with pictures? Shock jock Howard Stern will deliver that and more with a Saturday latenight TV vehicle set to bow this month with the mixed-media title of "The Howard Stern Radio Show."
Team Entertainment has completed an initial public stock offering that raised $7.6 million for the L.A.-based indie production-distribution outfit headed by industry vet Drew Levin.
No doubt, Hank Hill would chalk up his family's success in the syndie marketplace to its unwavering faith in God, Country and Football.
Univision's Gotham O&O WXTV will add a 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast to its weekend sked starting Aug. 8.
Fox Family Worldwide has created an inhouse consumer products division in an effort to streamline development and marketing efforts for products tied to its kidvid properties.
The legal battle between UPN and the heavyweight Sinclair Broadcast Group has been settled, and detente has led to an affiliate reunion in Milwaukee and other markets.
ABC News alum Asha Blake has joined NBC's Los Angeles O&O as an anchor-reporter.