In an effort to streamline his campaign finance reform bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) temporarily has dropped a demand that broadcasters set aside a chunk of free airtime for political commercials.
The BBC will invest up to $16 million this year in its new Internet service, including a 24-hour news Web site due later this fall.
Less than two weeks after New Regency Prods. finalized a deal to relocate from Warner Bros. to the 20th Century Fox lot, the production company inked an exclusive, multiyear agreement with HBO.
The Imax large-format film style has picked up its starriest connection yet --- megahit producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy ("Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit").
Fox Broadcasting on Monday gave up on daytime, abruptly canceling "The Vicki Lawrence Show" just five weeks after it premiered as an attempt to relaunch the struggling "Fox After Breakfast."
Chris Kager has been promoted to executive vice president of Columbia TriStar Television advertiser sales as part of a major expansion of Sony's worldwide TV advertising sales operation.
Universal Pictures is in serious negotiations with Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. to put together a co-financing deal involving five pictures valued at a total of $350 million…
ABC has ordered a Universal TV comedy pilot starring musician Kirk Franklin and executive produced by "Moesha's" Ralph Farquhar.
RCA Records has upped Ron Poore to VP, modern rock radio promotion. Joining RCA in 1995, Poore will be responsible for all aspects of the alternative promotion department, including release…
Veteran Sony Pictures Entertainment counsel Ronald Jacobi has been upped to corporate executive veepee and secretary to the board of directors for Sony Pictures Entertainment, while continuing to…
Seagram Co. Ltd's Universal Studios Inc. finalized a deal to buy Viacom Inc. out of their jointly owned USA Network for $1.7 billion in cash Monday, and indicated it was already eyeing possible…