The bicoastal bidding war for Oprah Winfrey has begun. Just days after clinching a two-year contract renewal with Winfrey (Daily Variety, Sept. 24), King World Prods. has formally opened the market…
AQS, a long-anticipated Czech acquisitions company, became operational Thursday and former Nova TV head of acquisitions Ondrej Zach assumed the post of managing director of the company.
Gene Autry, the Texas-born crooner who parlayed a career as a singing cowboy in films and TV and as a bestselling recording artist into a diverse business empire, has died.
Disney's Buena Vista TV is treading into the pay-per-view event arena next month with a concert by country music chantoosie Trisha Yearwood.
R.A. (Rac) Clark has been named senior veep of programming for the Nashville office of Dick Clark Prods.
CNN will take the wraps off a new high-tech newsroom/studio Monday, marking the first significant changes to the all-news cabler's on-air look in more than a decade.
Former "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel" contributor Carol Marin will be a regular contributor -- and possible fulltime correspondent -- for "60 Minutes II."
Shania Twain is the first female country artist to top the five million-unit mark with two albums, according to the September album certifications issued by the Recording Industry Assn. of America.
In its first venture into the water amusement park business, Universal Studios Recreation Group on Thursday announced it had acquired independent water park builder Wet 'n Wild.
Tom Stoppard's "The Invention of Love," which reopens in London's West End at the Haymarket Theater on Nov. 3 following a successful National Theater run, is also moving toward a New York production.