By George, ABC's got Jason Alexander. Alphabet web Thursday nailed the rights to "Bob Patterson," a half-hour laffer in which the former "Seinfeld" sidekick will star as an over-the-top motivational…
ABC will add two series to its "Disney's One Saturday Morning" block this fall, including an animated skein exec produced by and starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
As evidenced by the surfeit of first-time writer-directors represented at the Sundance Film Festival in January, a new breed of auteur has emerged. Although it's too early to tell whether they carry…
French Television promoter TV France Intl. (TVFI) kicked off its first showcase of programs in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday. Twenty-six French companies, from Canal Plus to Ellipse Distribution…
In a last-minute round of pilot pickups, ABC has ordered a two-hour movie/backdoor pilot about plane, train and automobile crashes, while Fox has greenlit a comedy from Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein…
UPN is shaking up its primetime sked, adding a trio of new series and revamping three nights of programming.
Robert Wise was a film editor who had assembled Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" and "The Magnificent Ambersons" when he joined the forerunner of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Directors…
Spanish industry vet Jose Vicuna has been tapped president of film and TV production company Plural Entertainment, owned by Spanish media giant Prisa. The appointment of one of Spain's best-known…
Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell ("Babe") has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot "The Second Act." Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who…
Oscar-winning sound re-recording mixer Chris Jenkins ("The Last of the Mohicans," "Out of Africa") has been appointed senior VP of sound services for Universal Studios Operations Group.
The chief exec of TPS, France's second digital platform, said Wednesday that operating profits for 2000 were up compared to 1999, but the company is expected to stay in the red until 2001.