Can co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Nathan Lane bring irreverent relief to the Tony Awards in back-to-back shows on PBS and CBS?
Former NBC scheduling czar Preston Beckman, who ankled the Peacock in March, is joining Fox Broadcasting Co. as executive vice president for strategic program planning (Daily Variety, May 25).
Tom Cruise drew kudos for actually performing most of the rock climbing, kickboxing and motorcycle riding shown in "Mission: Impossible 2." But over Memorial Day weekend, he pulled off his most…
Italians not content to wait until next season, when the discoveries of the 53rd Cannes Film Festival open in national theaters, can get an early taste of what the event had to offer next month, when…
Broadcast TV marketing confab Promax/BDA has set "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" exec producer Michael Davies as its keynote speaker for this year's annual edition to be held in New Orleans in June.
Inside.com founder-editor Kurt Andersen may be keeping his fingers in a few too many pies. The former New York magazine editor, who also helped found Spy magazine, has taken on screenwriting duties…
Edel Music, Europe's biggest independent music group, has formed a strategic alliance with News Corp. Music Group (NCM) that will make Rupert Murdoch's son James a member of Edel's supervisory board.
Just how serious is Warner Bros. about distributing original programming on the Internet? Serious enough to compete with its own Netcaster, Entertaindom.com.
The Czech Republic saw the launch of a third commercial channel, TV3, last week. The new station took over the frequencies of regional station Galaxie, which ceased broadcasting earlier in the week…
In an effort to revive its dramatic side, Mel Brooks' Brooksfilms has optioned the spec "Sunrise at Hastings" and has pacted with C/W Prods. exec Jonathan Sanger for producing chores.
Paul Verhoeven will direct the Roselyne Bosch-penned "Rasputin," a $50 million English-language pic to be produced by Alain Goldman's Legende Entreprises.