In an open letter to the Times dated Jan. 21, actor Billy Baldwin penned a well-written, if vitriolic, defense of Sean Penn after NYT industry correspondent Weinraub made gentle fun of the actor in a…
Gearing up its original film and series production, TBS Superstation announced that it has greenlit two new original movies, "Diamondback" and "First Daughter."
MTV will premiere a new "Scared Straight," VH1 unveiled its planned move into telefilms, Comedy Central unwrapped its new comedy series, and USA will launch a variety show starring the Zappa brothers…
FROM SUNDANCE FESTIVALWim Wenders is considering it for his next film. So is George Lucas. And at this year's Sundance Film Festival, it's one of the hottest topics of conversation among filmmakers.
The B.O. depression over much of Europe persisted last week despite "Meet Joe Black's" spirited debut in Germany (although it had less heft in the U.K.), "I Still Know What You Did Last Summer's"…
CBS' premiere of "Turks" has earned muscular increases in key male demographics for the Eye's Thursday lineup, despite fairly soft household and young-adult results.
FROM NATPEFox and its affiliates reached an agreement Sunday allowing stations to drop an hour of weekday morning kids programming in exchange for returning a chunk of ad inventory in the afternoon…
DirecTV's parent General Motors Hughes will pay $1.82 billion to buy the assets of No. 2 satcaster PrimeStar, the companies confirmed Friday, but the deal immediately ran into problems from…
Ben Affleck will star in the thriller "Reindeer Games," which veteran director John Frankenheimer is helming for Miramax's genre banner Dimension Films.
Polygram TV's syndie strip "Blind Date" has been picked up for a fall debut by Chris Craft/United TV's WWOR New York and KCOP Los Angeles.
Top Spanish production house Lola Films has appointed Nadine Luque as head of development for English-language projects.