Chris Kager has been promoted to executive vice president of Columbia TriStar Television advertiser sales as part of a major expansion of Sony's worldwide TV advertising sales operation.
ABC has ordered a Universal TV comedy pilot starring musician Kirk Franklin and executive produced by "Moesha's" Ralph Farquhar.
Miramax Films has hired John Polwrek for the newly created job of senior vice president, worldwide promotions.
Theresa Rebeck, a former producer on "NYPD Blue" and creator of ABC's new series "Total Security," has inked an exclusive overall deal with Viacom Prods. to create new series and TV movies.
Paramount's gay-themed comedy "In & Out" ankled the closet with an estimated $15.3 million, leading the total weekend box office to a projected record high for September.
Pat O'Brien has been a boon to "Access Hollywood," which is moving to better timeslots in two top 50 markets next week.
Dan O'Bannon, veteran scripter of "Alien," "Return of the Living Dead" and co-writer of "Total Recall," has inked a low-six-figure deal with producers Bobby Geisler and John Roberdeau to pen an…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has bought a sitcom script from performer and producer Kenneth (Babyface) Edmonds and his wife Tracey Edmonds.
Mattel Inc., which earlier this month sued MCA Records for trademark infringement over a hit song, is now doing battle with Nissan because of a TV ad starring G.I. Joe, Barbie and Ken look-alike…
He broke up the "bite of the century," but can he break into TV? Mills Lane, a Nevada judge who moonlights as a boxing referee, is attached to a "People's Court"/"Judge Judy"-style show being shopped…
Joseph H. Lewis, the director of such seminal noirish yarns as "Gun Crazy," "My Name Is Julia Ross" and "The Big Combo," has been awarded the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Career Achievement award…