Pumping fresh blood into its seventh season, CBS' "Diagnosis Murder" has tapped Chris Abbot the show's newest executive producer, and added five other staffers.
For the first time, Nickelodeon and MTV will buy the first broadcast window of a theatrical movie, Nickelodeon with "The Rugrats Movie" and MTV with "Beavis & Butt-head Do America."
INDIA Dishnet has acquired the Hindi music satellite channel Asian Television Network (ATN) and relaunched it as Entertainment TV Network (ETN). ETN will be a round-the-clock Hindi music channel and…
NBC has ordered a pilot for "Comedy Bytes," an hourlong comedy reality project from Nash Entertainment.
Leslie Uggams will chair the sixth biennial National Black Theater Festival, to be held Aug. 2-7 in Winston-Salem, N.C. More than 35,000 attendees are expected at the event, which is celebrating its…
Hailing "real victories" in talks with producers and studios, leaders of the Directors Guild of America voted unanimously Saturday to recommend ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement…
John Friend has been named veep of business development for Turner Broadcasting System Latin America. Friend will oversee Turner's business development and strategic planning in the region.
The Motion Picture Assn. has tapped C. Bradley Hunt to become the trade org's chief technology officer. The post also carries senior vice president stripes.
Miramax is taking off with Eric Wald's "View From the Top," having purchased the tyro screenwriter's spec script for $450,000 guaranteed against $600,000.
Warner Bros. is negotiating with the "Mummy" team of director Stephen Sommers and thesp Brendan Fraser for a remake of "Around the World in 80 Days," the 1956 Oscar winner from United Artists about a…
The European Commission is expected to announce in July that it will allow United Intl. Pictures to continue marketing films in Europe for its three Hollywood parent studios, a commission official…