Warner Bros. has signed newcomer Jon Ward to a mid-six-figure, two-picture screenplay deal, kicked off by a rewrite of feature script "Icemen," a techno-comedy about a secret government agency that…
Comcast Corp., the fourth largest cable operator in the United States, has stunned the industry by luring away the president of Disney's ABC Broadcasting, Steve Burke, who becomes the fourth top…
ABC is trying to convince its affiliates to accept a plan in which the stations would pay the network roughly $30 million to help ABC offset the cost of its new expensive NFL contract, but it was…
Sidney Lumet will receive the 1998 Independent Feature Project's Gotham Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The regional theater Tony to the Denver Center Theater Co. came as a boon to a city long bored with knowing a national mind-set considers it a "cow town." Even a New York Times effort to redress the…
Despite the WB weblet snaring increases in the 15%-18% range during the primetime advertising upfront market, early reports suggest price increases for other webs are lower than the last couple of…
A management restructuring is in the works at Fox's Twentieth Television.
Indian animation group Pentamedia has agreed to pay film and TV animator Film Roman $350,000 to settle a dispute arising from the collapse of its takeover of the North Hollywood-based company.
Rene Russo, who teamed with John Travolta to buck the Hollywood system in Barry Sonnenfeld's 1995 hit "Get Shorty," is in talks to star opposite Travolta once again in Paramount's military thriller…
George Wright, who served as staff organist at Radio City Music Hall and the Paramount Theater in New York, died May 10 of unreported causes in Southern California. He was 77.
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV Japan said Tuesday it will cut prices on 11 channels by as much as 75% from July in order to win over subscribers.