Peter Bart: The Backlot
Carla Pennington, a 12-year Paramount veteran, will exec produce upcoming syndie talker "Dr. Phil," which Paramount Domestic TV is producing and King World is distributing.
Nippon Columbia chairman Strauss Zelnick has recruited two of his fellow BMG Entertainment alumni to man senior posts at the Savoy Label Group, a new division built around the Japanese music…
Paramount TV's "Life Moments," a femme-oriented daytime hour aimed at the 2002-03 season for firstrun syndication, has moved closer to a go by scoring a deal with NBC-owned TV stations.
Extending the five-day fest an extra day to accommodate the unprecedented 80 pics skedded to unspool, the fourth annual Hollywood Black Film Festival will be held Feb. 5-10.
The granddaddy of all the contrived reality shows, "Real World," is still racking up big audiences on MTV after a decade of pulling together seven young people to live together for three months under…
United Talent Agency partner Cynthia Shelton-Droke has been bought out of the percentery and will start her own management shingle, the Sweet Mud Group, with New York-based manager Tina Thor.
The Gersh Agency has upped four senior agents in the company's L.A. talent department to vice president -- part of an initiative to broaden the base of the shop's management structure and, by…
Midem kicked off with more flash than usual Saturday with a touch of Britneymania, a surprise appearance from Virgin mogul Richard Branson and the NRJ awards, France's answer to the Grammys.
The signs of a dramatic dropoff in attendance at this week's NATPE convention are all over the place -- but at least some participants will find a purpose in, of all things, a panel about repurposing.
The purveyors of the digital revolution were the big winners at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, as several of the top awards went to pictures in which celluloid never played a part.