Disney's Buena Vista Internet Group has formed Disney Direct, a unit that will fold its Disney Store Online, the Disney credit card, catalog and catalog outlets under one banner, the company said…
Vanessa Williams had been courted, but Toni Collette will play Queenie, a jazz-age hostess, in "The Wild Party," Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's new musical, opening April 6 on Broadway…
Brillstein-Grey Television has inked an exclusive overall development deal with Donick Cary, co-exec producer of "The Simpsons."
The House and Senate are both moving toward an agreement that would ensure that so-called cybersquatters could not commandeer their trademarked names for use as domain names on the Internet.
Turner Broadcasting's TBS is crowing about the angelic 5.5 Nielsen rating in cable homes chalked up by the 1996 John Travolta hit "Michael" during its network TV premiere Sunday.
Showtime has angered some cable operators by giving their main competitor, DirecTV, the exclusive right to offer the live Showtime cablecast of the Oct. 23 Mike Tyson-Orlin Norris fight to the…
Former "Seinfeld" scribe-showrunners Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer have landed a six-episode commitment from Fox Broadcasting for a new half-hour comedy that could be on the air as soon as March.
Disney has purchased a pitch by scribe Todd Durham tentatively titled "Strangers in the Night," and the Mouse House is negotiating for Michael Keaton to star and exec produce.
Veteran character actor Richard B. Shull died of a heart attack only a few hours after performing the role of D.W. Dewitt in the Broadway production of "Epic Proportions" Wednesday night. He was 70.
With syndicators keeping their cards close to their chest for fall 2000 as they watch for weaknesses in current lineups, Paramount already has cleared the upcoming "Dr. Laura" in 19 of the top 25…
Producers Bonnie Bruckheimer and Michele Berk are set to produce "Aurora Island" for their respective indie companies -- All Girl Prods. and Edgebrook Prods.