David Levy, the former network executive who created “The Addams Family” television comedy and was instrumental in bringing other shows to the air, died Jan. 25 in Los Angeles following a lengthy…
Jeff A. Lipson, a music and video production assistant for Universal Studios, died Monday in Encino. He was 36. Lipson apparently collapsed while jogging in Balboa Park. He is survived by his parents…
Michael Webster, cartoon animator and executive who established the Walt Disney Co.’s TV animation division in 1984, died of pneumonia Jan. 15 at his home in Port Townsend, Wash. He was 60. He was…
Jane Fonda has been named a presenter for the Oscar 2000 telecast, which will mark her first appearance on the show since 1992.
German giants the Kirch Group and cable gatekeeper Deutsche Telekom are planning to form an alliance to provide Internet access via cable.
Robert Friedman, former prexy of the AMC Entertainment Motion Picture Group, has signed on as a consultant to production house Ray-Art Studios.
James M. Horowitz has been boosted to senior vice president of business and legal affairs for Universal Pictures.
Four-time Emmy nominee Patricia Richardson (“Home Improvement”) will star in the indie feature “Viva Las Nowhere.” She’ll portray twins in the dark comedy about a would-be country singer. Richardson…
Kevin Spacey starrer "The Big Kahuna" will kick off the 15th annual Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, which has packed 20 world and 16 U.S. preems in its screening lineup.
Amazon.com Wednesday reported fourth quarter sales of $64 million for its online DVD and homevideo e-tailing division, up a whopping 500% over its last quarter 1998 sales.
Publishing conglom Primedia reported higher fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday for its traditional media operations, up 10.4% to $111.3 million over last year's $100.8 million. Fourth-quarter sales…