TV producer Cinetel Prods. has changed its name to Scripps Prods. and promoted Jim Zarchin to president and general manager of the company.
Fox-based New Regency has optioned John Scott Shepherd's feature spec "Life, or Something Like It" for Davis Entertainment and AEI to produce.
Producer Gale Anne Hurd has appointed Christian Moerk senior VP, production, and has promoted Kristin Scanlan to VP, development, at her Par-based Pacific Western Prods.
To combat the increasing reluctance of established Italian distribs to take risks on low-budget features, Gianluca Arcopinto, one of the country's most active independent film producers, this month…
Michael Ovitz and Roy Furman's Broadway theater concern Livent Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, as the company simultaneously filed a lawsuit against founders Garth…
Tele-Communications Inc. on Wednesday executed a definitive agreement with Century Communications to combine their cable systems in Southern California.
Barbara Fisher has resigned as president of Studios USA Pictures, and some say the move has prompted Barry Diller to shift his strategy about producing telefilms and miniseries for the USA Network…
GERMANY EM.TV sells rights to 5 Tyson matches Munich-based EM.TV & Merchandising has sold the rights in 12 territories to the next five matches of heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. EM.TV acquired the…
Alanis Morissette's "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" was the bestselling album in the nation for the second consecutive week, with more than 268,000 copies going home with consumers, according to…
Executives in the pay-per-view industry are salivating at the prospect of a banner year for events in 1999, pointing to as many as three Mike Tyson fights, two Evander Holyfield fights and at least…
After years of criticizing Fox for its reliance on reality specials, NBC is close to a deal with producer Bruce Nash ("When Good Pets Go Bad") for 13 episodes of a Fox-like video reality series…