THE OTHER DAY, A PRODUCER friend of mine told me about an especially abrasive encounter he’d had with an agent. “Here was this kid in Calvin Klein black who made me wait for half an hour, then kept…
As CBS topper Mel Karmazin announced CBS' $2.5 billion deal to acquire King World Prods., the hard-charging prexy and CEO let loose with a display of affection toward his newest employee, King World…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has tapped Tony Optican as director of current programming and Matthew Cherniss as programming executive, current programming. In their new role as current programming execs…
Time Warner Cable is getting out of France. Time Warner has sold its Gallic cable operations to Dutch group United Pan Europe Communications (UPC) for $71 million.
In a deal that would give him complete control of the Fox/Liberty Sports regional cabler, Rupert Murdoch is poised to buy out his 50% partner, John Malone, in exchange for $1.4 billion worth of stock…
Woody Allen has fixed on the first two stars of his next comedy, scheduled to shoot in the fall
David E. Kelley-produced kudo magnets "Ally McBeal" and "The Practice" have struck again, picking up a pair of prestigious Peabody Awards.
The Television Publicity Executive Committee has elected its 1999 officers.
Sinclair Broadcast Group pressed ahead on its divestiture program Wednesday, agreeing to sell three TV stations to Sunrise Television, a broadcast unit of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, for $81 million…
Conde Nast president and CEO Steve Florio surprised the magazine community Wednesday by naming his younger brother Tom the publisher of GQ, a position from which Jack Laschever resigned the previous…