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.
Digital f/x house Pacific Data Images (PDI), which recently co-produced its first computer animated feature "Antz" for DreamWorks, has appointed James DeRose as president and CEO, and has named…
CHINA Hong Kong Cable has signed a deal with Robert Chua to carry his China Entertainment Television (CETV) 24-hour Chinese-lingo entertainment channel. The good news for Chua follows on a report…
Actor Christian Slater, who currently appears in the Polygram release “Very Bad Things,” has signed with the United Talent Agency, where he will be repped by David Schiff, Tracey Jacobs and Jim…