"Know It Alls," the local-color gameshow format developed by Brandon Tartikoff, is on a roll in the heartland.
ABC has given a full-year pickup to its latenight frosh strip "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," meaning the show will be on the web's latenight schedule through the end of 1998.
Miramax's Dimension label has sealed a two-picture deal with the comedy-writing team of Craig Mazin and Greg Erb, based on a pitch the company just acquired in a pre-emptive strike for what sources…
Philips president Cor Boonstra delivered a post mortem on the company's media portfolio over the weekend, confirming it was bailing out of all media investments, except for its 75% stake in PolyGram.
Joe Wizan and Don Schneider's Phase 1 Prods. has acquired an untitled historical epic based on a pitch by scribe Bruce C. McKenna.
Russia's willingness to combat piracy appears to be assuming higher priority on government agendas, with a meeting between Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomydrin and Jack Valenti, chairman and…
J. Brian McGrath has been named to the new post of president, international, Universal Studios Recreation Group, and will be responsible for all international activities of the unit, including the…
NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw appears close to re-upping with "NBC Nightly News" for four more years.
Right now, it's just a trickle. But will the slowly rising tide of Internet-delivered music prove to be the flood of Web content that musicians, managers, record labels and online mavens think --- or…
Kiel-based production company Achterbahn AG, which holds the rights to the comic book character Werner, plans to produce the third Werner animated pic on its own.
Philadelphia cable subscribers will soon get the games of three of the city's major professional sports franchises --- the baseball Phillies, the basketball 76ers and the hockey Flyers --- on a newly…