Dick Clark Prods. is hoping to make a splish-splash with a biopic on Bobby Darin after inking a deal with the late singer's son, Dodd Darin.
Mike Mischler has been named exec VP of marketing for Paramount Domestic Television.
Pic crix Elvis Mitchell and Joel Siegel will soon give their thumbs a workout alongside Roger Ebert as guest reviewers for "Siskel & Ebert."
Former Warner Bros. TV topper Tony Jonas has hung out his indie production shingle on the WB lot after inking an exclusive production and development pact with the studio.
Comedy pilot season marches on at NBC with two more Peacock pickups from its inhouse NBC Studios production arm.
Kevin Burns, a longtime TV producer on the Fox lot, has formed a new production company, Prometheus Entertainment, that will be housed within Fox Television Studios.
Perennial Emmy fave Oprah Winfrey has bowed out of the running for the best talkshow host trophy at the upcoming daytime Emmy Awards.
Sinclair Broadcast Group will sell its NBC affil in Tyler, Texas, to Communications Corp. of America for $36 million in cash to reduce debts.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will fete the winners of its 1998 College Television Awards with a black-tie presentation ceremony March 7 at the Century Plaza Hotel.
"The Martin Short Show" has been picked up in Chicago and Philadelphia, filling in key gaps in its station lineup as King World Prods.' latest syndie yakker heads toward its fall debut.
Telepictures Prods., the hot shop in the syndie biz with seven Monday-Friday skeins on the fall '99 sked, has promoted two top execs in a restructuring of its programming and development operation.