Just a day after Universal revealed that it has signed Ving Rhames to star in an updated version of a '70s cop show from its own stable, "Kojak" (Daily Variety, Jan. 10), the USA Network has…
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Reacting to financial headaches for thesps, the SAG-producers pension and health plan has extended the deadline to Jan. 31 for payment of its first-ever health insurance premiums.
Maurice Gibb, the background vocalist, resident comedian and bassist in rock's most successful brother group, the Bee Gees, died Jan. 12 after emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage. He was 53.
Venice Intl. Film Festival event chief Moritz de Hadeln is mulling turning the abandoned Lido di Venezia airport into a screening venue as he continues to hunt solutions to problems that plague the…
A lack of Lack won't have an immediate impact on the day-to-day lives of most NBC employees -- though it certainly doesn't hurt the long-term outlook for one Peacock staffer: Jeff Zucker.
Paramount Domestic Television has sold its "Entertainment Tonight" spinoff "The Insider" to the CBS O&Os for a fall 2004 debut.
Former Virgin Records exec Ashley Newton has been named executive vice president of A&R at RCA Records. Move reps the first significant hire for newly installed RCA Music Group chairman Clive Davis.
Director Peter Sollett's "Raising Victor Vargas" will open the 32nd New Directors/New Films series.
Indie production, financing and sales company Myriad Pictures has appointed Mary Herne senior VP of worldwide television.
Corporate Group AV Birla has launched Applause Entertainment, a production company that will release its first film soon in India.
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