What do "Speed 2," "Excess Baggage" and "Air Force One" have in common? Besides being upcoming transportation-themed summer pics, all three were penned by writers who got their first career break…
Ex-RAI exec Giampaolo Sodano, one of the most powerful executives in Italy's TV industry, will join arch-rival Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset, sources said. The official announcement is expected in the…
Theatrical marketing agency Creative Domain has named Steve Miller VP and exec producer. Miller joins from a VP slot at MGM Motion Pictures. * * * Ruth Ann Caruso and Jill Schwartz have joined…
Dina Spybey ("SubUrbia"), Lane Smith ("My Cousin Vinny"), Hedy Burress ("Foxfire") and Geoffrey Blake ("Forrest Gump") have agreed to star in the indie pic "Somehow Scituate" for ML Prods.
Children's Broadcasting Corp., in the middle of a legal tussle with Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, agreed to sell its 13 radio stations to Global Broadcasting Co. for $72.5 million, it said Friday.
The national playwrights conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn., has selected its playwrights for this year's monthlong development retreat. The conference runs June 29…
Castle Rock Entertainment, reducing its size to its pre-Turner Broadcasting days, officially cut the staff to 60 employees on Friday for new boss Time Warner.
Dan Schneider, the former star of ABC's "Head of the Class" who created, co-writes and produces the Nickelodeon hits "All That" and "Kenan and Kel," has signed a two-year, exclusive deal to create…
Barbara Miller is senior vice president of talent and casting at Warner Bros. television. Her name was incorrect in Thursday’s casting story in the “Emmys” special section. * * * Peter Heller is…
Warner Bros. Domestic's "The Drew Carey Show" has landed its first offnet syndication deal: WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York, will pony up about $175,000 an episode for exclusive N.Y. rights
Philip Berk was re-elected president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for the 1997-'98 year.