Satcaster DirecTV has added the BBC America channel to its lineup, giving a major subscriber boost to the Beeb's fledgling U.S. outlet.
Stand-up comedian Wendy Liebman has inked a development deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop a primetime or latenight animated series for a fall or midseason 2000 debut.
Lucille Lortel, an actress whose stage renown was far eclipsed by her later work as a producer and supporter of Off Broadway theater, died Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital following a brief…
Petersen Publishing and NFL Properties are teaming up to launch NFL Insider Magazine for football enthusiasts on Sept. 1.
UPN is planning to air a two-hour WWF primetime wrestling special on Thursday, April 29 -- the opening night of May sweeps -- and the netlet is hoping to make wrestling a regular broadcast franchise.
Universal has at last established a film production presence Down Under via the launch of April Film and Entertainment, which has a five-picture output deal with U.
"Lush," a black comedy about a pro golfer who drinks his way off the pro tour and back to New Orleans, has begun production in Louisiana as an indie film starring Campbell Scott, Laura Linney, Jared…
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…
Rare-film buffs will have a chance to see 10 restored classics -- including "Easy Rider" and "Louisiana Story" -- during the UCLA series "Out of the Past: Film Restoration Today."
The season of giving seems to have hit Time Warner early this year. The company has handed Howard U.'s School of Communications a cool $2 million, the school's largest corporate gift ever.
The smash rating A&E chalked up for "Murder in a Small Town," starring Gene Wilder as Cash Carter, a 1930s Broadway director turned amateur sleuth, has sparked what could be the first of a number of…