"Cleopatra," the Robert Halmi Sr.-produced miniseries set to air on ABC this month, will have an unusual encore in July when the made-for is offered by satcaster DirecTV as a pay-per-view telecast.
As he marks a half century in showbiz this year, David L. Wolper is returning to his roots in the documentary field with the creation of WolperDox, a specialty production arm dedicated to new docu…
Peter Engel Prods., the source of NBC's Saturday morning teen comedy slate, is branching out into the talent management arena with the formation of Beyond Talent Management.
Rhea Perlman and "Boy Meets World's" Will Friedle and Matt Lawrence have signed to star in "H-E-Double Hockey Sticks," an ABC adaptation of Lucas Foss' 1965 opera "Griffelkin."
Brad Grey has officially unfurled his new BGTV production banner at Columbia TriStar TV after finalizing the terms of Brillstein-Grey Entertainment's separation from Universal, which bought half of…
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.
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.
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…
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…