GRTV Network has tapped Brooke Thomas as VP of national advertising sales. In his new position, Thomas will be responsible for collecting advertisers into pods which focus on a specific category per…
The acrimonious court battle here over Western Intl. Communications has produced an eye-opener: NBC had been kicking the tires of the Canadian broadcaster.
Spain's conservative government has proposed an ambitious film-financing scheme that would plow as much as $100 million from TV players into local film production.
The American Film Institute is promoting its upcoming Eye web spec on America's 100 greatest films with a tie-in Web site.
Imax Corp. Wednesday reported net earnings were $4.2 million or 14¢ a share for the first quarter of 1998, an increase of 14%, over earnings of $3.7 million or 12¢ per share (diluted) for the first…
King World Prods. has upped Eric Ritter to executive managing editor of its syndie newsmag “Inside Edition.” In the newly created post, Ritter will be responsible for plotting the show’s day-to-day…
Internet upstart Amazon.com edged out No. 3 bookstore chain Crown Books last week, moving itself into the triumvirate of booksellers -- that's on- and off-line, as founder and prexy Jeff Bezos points…
Parachute Publishing has inked a deal securing children's book rights to Fox Kids Network's top-rated animated television series, "Life With Louie," created by and starring comedian Louie Anderson.
Bill Cable, an actor and stuntman, died March 7 in Los Angeles of complications resulting from a motorcycle accident he suffered 18 months earlier. He was 52.
Helen Ward, a former singer with the Benny Goodman band whose supple voice and sense of swing contributed to the early success of his band, died April 21 of natural causes in Arlington, Va. She was…
Frank Kreigenhofer, best remembered as the male comedy lead in Broadway's "Follow the Girls" and for his numerous appearances in films and TV shows, died of natural causes in Los Angeles Dec. 2…