United Talent Agency has bolstered its TV client corps, signing writer Edward Bernero (“NYPD Blue,” “Brooklyn South”), producer Joe Davola (“The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show”), writer Tom Hertz (“Spin…
In this era of instant news, Africa-hopping President Clinton found out that Paula Jones' sexual harassment case against him had been dismissed at virtually the same time as millions of TV viewers in…
Saudi Arabia's Prince Al Waleed bin Talal said Monday he has raised his stake in Planet Hollywood Intl. Inc., the restaurant chain promoted and partly owned by such stars as Sylvester Stallone and…
NEW YORK — In its first concerted effort to scare up some green in the burgeoning field of computer animation, Universal is moving forward with “Frankenstein” (working title) its first full-length…
Shareholders of Iwerks Entertainment Inc. this week rejected the company's proposed merger with Show-scan Entertainment Inc., in a vote announced at Iwerks' annual meeting.
In the struggle to maintain control of one of Canada's largest private media empires, WIC's recently revised board of directors has adopted a little-used poison pill to ward off the latest takeover…
Mercury Rising" won't raise many viewers' temperatures. A somber suspenser with an oddly disconnected assortment of characters and a lack of freshly conceived action, this tale of a maverick FBI…
Europe's trade deficit with North America in films, TV shows and video is expected to rise to 9% in 1997. It surged 18% to $5.66 billion in 1996, the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) said.
Paxson Communications Corp. announced that it has sold WOAC, a television station serving the Cleveland, Ohio, market. The buyer is Shop at Home, which paid $23 million for the station.
Stephen Cornish has been promoted to VP-managing director, Europe, and head of the London office for 20th Century Fox Intl. Television.
Fed up with being forced to work without a contract since March 31, 1997, more than 300 ABC network employees took a comp day Tuesday and joined their union "brothers and sisters" in a "Solidarity…