Imagine Entertainment partner and director Ron Howard was awarded $605,000 Monday after a jury found he was defrauded by a Malibu real estate investor.
U.K. cable operator Telewest is issuing £300 million ($488 million) in bonds to raise finance to help pay down its debt.
The Visual Effects Society has elected two new officers to its board of directors.
Universal Studios has tapped former Polygram Filmed Entertainment exec VP Rick Finkelstein as senior vice president, corporate development and strategic planning.
KCOP Los Angeles has picked up "The Martin Short Show" for a fall debut (Daily Variety, March 2).
British-American media and telephony group NTL has bid A$650 million ($410 million) to buy the National Transmission Network from Australia's conservative federal government.
Tina Sharkey has been upped to group prexy of the Children's Television Workshop's newly created online division, signaling CTW's push to educate families via the Internet.
Rapper-actor Ice-T has been cast in the UPN drama pilot "The Disciples," and Hollywood manager Gavin Polone is playing an agent in the Fox comedy pilot "Action."
The merger of Comcast and Media One could usher in a new programming powerhouse.
The Indian government says it will soon pass legislation to regulate TV channels and their advertising.