Viacom has formally reupped Mel Karmazin for three years in a contract that significantly reins in his authority. "New contract for Mel, finally. Whew!" gushed CS First Boston's William Drewry…
Markets & Festivals
As U.S. bombs continued to rain on Baghdad for the second night Thursday, ABC and Fox stayed with nonstop news coverage in primetime while CBS and NBC went with some regularly scheduled programming.
The gang will all be there on Sunday, according to Academy insiders. Rampant rumors on Thursday painted a portrait of a hemorrhaging Oscar show, but honchos at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…
Trevor Groth will return as director of programming for the fifth annual CineVegas international film festival, unspooling June 13-21 at the Palms Casino Resort.
Universal and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the spec script "Sick Day" by scribe Nick Marine in a mid-six-figure deal. Imagine's Brian Grazer will produce along with Ed Bates of Bates…
Paramount has yet to determine a release date for its film based on Michael Crichton’s book “Timeline.” Story Wednesday indicated otherwise.
TV pilot casting was winding down Thursday, as Keri Lynn Pratt nabbed the lead in the WB's "The Help" and Rick Ravanello landed on two pilots.
The film biz has begun disarming itself in the face of war, as one studio has pushed back a pic's release and another has ditched a glitzy premiere.
The BBC has appointed George McGhee, presently director of digital movie channel Carlton Cinema, head of acquisitions at the British pubcaster.
Rupert Murdoch-backed Star TV's bid to bow a 24-hour Hindi-lingo news channel April 1 in India has been scuppered by the government's new cap on foreign investment in TV news channels.