As expected, ABC prexy Preston Padden and Sinclair Broadcasting Corp. prexy David Smith have been invited to testify at the Senate Commerce Committee's Sept. 17 hearing on broadcasters' plans for the…
The premiere of Fox Broadcasting Co.'s David E. Kelley drama "Ally McBeal" outperformed the season debut of its "Melrose Place" lead-in Monday and marked the best opener for any new or returning…
The 45th San Sebastian Film Festival has announced its full Official Section lineup, as well as the Sept. 25 world premiere of one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year, Alex de la…
Italy's sole pay TV operation, Telepiu, controlled by France's Canal Plus, said it has reached a five-year deal with Polygram Filmed Entertainment under which Telepiu has bought exclusive pay TV…
Matthew Broderick is in advanced talks to star in MTV Films' dark high school comedy "Election." Broderick will play a teacher who advises a trio of students running for school president. The role…
CBS' Eyemark Entertainment, the distributor of "Touched by an Angel" reruns, is putting the touch on cable networks, asking them to pony up $90 million for the first four years of "Angel" episodes.
At the close of court Tuesday, jury selection still had not been completed as Peter Hoffman's criminal trial on tax evasion charges got under way in U.S. District Court in L.A. The trial, which is…
Dick Clark Prods. posted a 15% increase in per-share earnings for fiscal year 1997, which ended June 30. DCP's net income was up 16% over fiscal 1996, to $6.5 million on revenue of $66.1 million.
National ratings for coverage of Princess Diana's funeral confirm that unprecedented numbers of U.S. viewers tuned in to the early morning memorial.
Syndication sales veteran Sid Cohen has reupped as president of MGM Domestic TV Distribution, just as Leo gets ready to hit the syndie marketplace with a new talkshow strip for fall 1998.
Time Warner Inc. upped its media relations director, Edward Adler, to VP of corporate communications, it said Tuesday.