After a one year return to Los Angeles, the MTV Video Music Awards will move back to Gotham and into the Met, one of the world's greatest opera houses.
J.J. Abrams, co-creator and exec producer of the WB Network's much-praised drama "Felicity," has inked a rich four-year development deal with Disney's Touchstone TV worth an estimated $16 million.
Italian pubcaster RAI is set to unveil annual financial results for 1998, which will be down noticeably from the preceding year.
Latino satcaster Sky announced a first-quarter subscriber growth of 14%, to 695,000 homes, defying the crisis in Brazil and recession in Colombia.
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has tapped Susan Lewis as senior veep of communications.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's search for a cable partner appears to have stalled after a breakdown in talks earlier this week between the Lion and Cablevision Systems, industry execs said Wednesday.
The Paramount TV Group has wrapped up a complex deal with Rysher Entertainment that gives Par full ownership of the syndie stalwart "Entertainment Tonight," and distribution rights to Rysher's TV and…
Pace Theatricals' parent company SFX Entertainment is close to a deal to acquire most of the assets of bankrupt theater concern Livent for a little more than $100 million.
The American Film Institute's David A. Armstrong has won the first American Society of Cinematographers Student Film Award. It will be presented June 13 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
Court TV announced that it has purchased the cable rights to Fox's "Cops" (Daily Variety, May 13).