HarperCollins president and CEO Jane Friedman has raided previous employer Random House as well as Disney publishing arm Hyperion, respectively, with the appointments of Michael E. Morrison and…
FROM THE WESTERN CABLE SHOWThe Sci-Fi Channel has picked up the Francis Ford Coppola-produced original skein "First Wave" for a March premiere.
Univision flagship KMEX Los Angeles will add a 6-7 a.m. newscast to its weekday lineup beginning Jan. 4. The move by the Spanish-lingo station underscores the increasing appetite in the L.A. market…
FCC Chairman William Kennard on Wednesday refuted claims by a Senate leader that the agency is barred by law from restricting or eliminating Local Marketing Agreements.
John Evans has been tapped as president of Movieline. His vision for the magazine includes "a bold, new redesign and an upgrade of the production values."
FROM THE WESTERN CABLE SHOWActor James Garner has formed a production company to create television documentaries, the first of which will be "Private Eye: Knight in Tarnished Armor."
Victoria Valius has been upped to sales manager for ChumCity International. In the new position, Valius will be responsible for managing and expanding the program sales segment of the company's…
New Line Cinema and specialized division Fine Line Features will host the March 9 luncheon at next year's ShoWest, exhibitors' convention, organizers confirmed Wednesday (Daily Variety, Nov. 24).
Diamond Multimedia has responded to the lawsuit filed against it last month by the Recording Industry Assn. of America by filing a counterlawsuit against the trade org for conspiring with record…
Columbia Pictures has optioned Louis Begley's book "About Schmidt" for a feature, with Alexander Payne ("Citizen Ruth") attached to helm.