If FCC commissioner and vocal big media foe Michael Copps had his way, Washington's current anti-smut crusade would target soap operas and advertisements as well as more general broadcast programming.
Martha Stewart's lawyer Robert Morvillo filed a motion Wednesday seeking a new trial for the embattled domestic diva, claiming that a juror, Chappell Hartridge, had lied about his criminal record in…
The Hallmark Channel is stuffing its schedule with original movies.
Killer Films and HBO will team on "The Ballad of Bettie Page," a biopic of the 1950s pinup girl starring Gretchen Mol. Pic marks the second feature collaboration this year for the Gotham indie banner…
Winding down Wednesday, the 41st Mip TV trade show left signs of further upturns in the international TV biz -- at least for select product and select product suppliers.
The liberal Air America radio network got off to a somewhat disjointed start on Wednesday, as flagship host Al Franken -- who has made a nice living skewering the titans of conservative broadcasting…
The accelerated Academy Awards timetable is staying put for another year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Wednesday.
The Kennedy Center's loss could turn into Broadway's gain. Brian F. O'Byrne has withdrawn from the upcoming D.C. production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," which features Patricia Clarkson as Blanche…
Posting the biggest sales week since "The Eminem Show" moved 1.3 million units in June 2002, Usher's "Confessions" (LaFace) sold nearly 1.1 million copies in its debut stanza. The album is the year's…
Granada Intl. has inked a batch of deals on four new TV movies in its "Poirot" collection, based on author Agatha Christie's novels about the fictional Belgian detective, which were launched at the…
The potential of China, with its 340 million TV households, was the topic du jour at Mip TV Wednesday as the mart celebrated China Day.