HBO is negotiating with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy to write, produce and star in the pilot for a proposed contemporary comedy series set in the world of media and show business.
John Davis' Davis Entertainment has optioned the rights to "Fortunate Son," an unpublished manuscript by Dallas-based attorney David R. Marlett.
Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp. will follow its rivals Sony and Matsushita by investing in satellite TV channels, a Japanese financial daily reported on Thursday.
"NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits is leaving the ABC drama at some point next season, and he plans to sign an exclusive development deal with the network, sources said Thursday.
Rikki Rocket, drummer of the seminal 1980s big-hair band Poison, has temporarily traded in his drumsticks for inking pens.
"The Gayle King Show" is the latest syndie casualty of the season. CBS's Eyemark Entertainment has opted to cut its losses and not renew the low-rated rookie talkshow strip for a second year…
Earvin "Magic" Johnson's latenight talkshow "The Magic Hour" will get a send-off from Burbank-based Friedland Jacobs Communications that's worthy of a Procter & Gamble packaged-goods launch.
Warner Music Group and Warner Bros. have tapped legal eagle Stuart Robinowitz as senior adviser. The senior partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison will consult the conglom on business…
ABC, CBS and Fox are beginning to hit the street to sell their NFL packages, but it's very unlikely the networks will be able to get the more than 20% price increases they need to break even on their…
Former Samuel Goldwyn Co. acquisitions exec Rosanne Korenberg is finalizing a contract to join 20th Century Fox as an acquisitions and production exec, working under Fox senior VP of acquisitions and…
Making his first feature appearance since his Oscar-nominated role in "Ulee's Gold," Peter Fonda will star with Brenda Blethyn in the indie feature "Keeping Time."