Though it's often been played for fodder, it's no joke that many higher-ups in the entertainment industry are Jewish. And L.A.'s Skirball Cultural Center is strongly supported by Jews who want to…
In a blow to several major station groups and possibly the UPN and the WB netlets, FCC staffers have recommended that the agency put an end to local marketing agreements (LMAs) allowing one station…
Mike Ovitz's theater concern Livent Inc. delayed by two weeks the release of restated financial results until the end of November, citing Friday the need for "additional time to complete the process."
In an attempt to dampen speculation that Trimark Holdings is up for sale, Trimark chairman Mark Amin has discontinued his company's relationship with investment banking firm Societe Generale Bannon.
How do you launch an official Website for a TV show that already boasts more than 50 unofficial sites on the Internet? You create the ultimate fan's fantasy, every voyeur's dream. That's what Van…
Since my earliest recollections, my world has always encompassed Hollywood. We looked forward to Sundays because it was all of us together, off to eat as a family and to spend the afternoon in…
In a deal that offers insight into the future plans of both companies, NBC has tapped Carsey-Werner to handle the off-network sales of its spooky Saturday night drama "Profiler."
Since Los Angeles is such a horizontal city, sometimes it's important to shake up that vision and go vertical -- up to a vibrant hot spot above the sprawl. The distance improves the outlook. And in…
Birth-control pills will be covered by the Screen Actors Guild's health plan for the first time starting Jan. 1. Female members of the guild had objected to the lack of coverage, especially since men…
Brando Giordani, the head of programming for the Cecchi Gori Group's TV network TeleMontecarlo, ankled the company this week (Daily Variety, Oct. 20).
With an eye toward the new millennium, Brian Sullivan, CEO of Rolling Oaks Enterprises, and producers Dan Glasser and James Frey have formed Next Generation, an indie production company that will use…