Walt Disney Co. has asked a judge to disqualify the entire legal team representing Jeffrey Katzenberg in his $250 million breach-of-contract suit --- a move that could delay the trial and make it…
Media entrepreneur Bud Paxson stunned Wall Street on Wednesday when he sold control of the Travel Channel to Discovery Communications for $20 million, less than three months after he bought it for…
Damon Wayans has sealed a deal with the Carsey-Werner Co. to produce and star in a comedy series for Fox Broadcasting Co., confirming earlier reports (Daily Variety, Aug. 18).
Joe Davola has been named executive producer of "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show." Davola comes to Buena Vista TV's new syndie latenight strip from Dreamworks Television, where he helped establish the…
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which lost an earlier bid to force its West Coast counterpart to drop the new Emmy category for TV commercials, is trying again.
In 1978, the Mill Valley Film Festival launched with 18 programs over 2-1/2 days on an $11,000 budget, drawing participation from a lot of area-resident talent.
Warner Bros. has optioned the screen rights to "Mark of A Murderer," a feature in the September issue of Esquire about three generations of a family on different sides of the law.
Jon Favreau, the scribe and star of the hot indie pic "Swingers," has inked a deal to adapt Po Bronson's novel "The First 20 Million Is Always the Hardest" for 20th Century Fox and Harold Ramis'…
After months of pitches from nearly every studio in town, Warner Bros. TV has landed the highly coveted Tom Selleck sitcom project at CBS, which could debut as early as March.
Czech entertainment conglomerate Bonton stretched its international reach into Poland, setting up daughter company Bonton Poland.
A&E Television Networks and Italian public broadcaster RAI have signed a multiyear deal for the development of thematic TV in Italy, including a digital service, a terrestrial window and a…