Despite competish from ongoing news coverage of the war, ratings for four of the top 10 strips in syndication grew during the November 2001 ratings sweep compared to last year.
Tribune Entertainment has sold its new psychic-themed syndie strip "Beyond With James Van Praagh" to local TV stations in 48 markets for a fall 2002 debut in broadcast syndication.
After an unusually long delay of more than eight months, Steven Spielberg's visual effects-laden summer theatrical release "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" will be released on video March 5, just a few…
Julia Roberts is in at A&E. Roberts will host and produce doc "Old Friends" for the channel about the enduring nature of friendships.
The annual NATPE TV confab will be heading to Nawlins in 2003 after all.
Jim Chabin is out as president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Helmer Martin Scorsese has turned down the top job at the Venice Intl. Film Festival.
Columbia TriStar TV has agreed to settle out of its two-year overall deal with producer/manager Gavin Polone's Pariah Prods.
Rockers Creed are showing they're able to weather fickle public tastes, again posting sales figures impressive enough to retain the No. 1 spot on the album sales chart for the third straight week.
The Slamdance Film Festival has invited 12 features from a record 2,468 submissions to compete at its eighth annual festival.
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