In lieu of buying their spectra at an auction, broadcasters would have to pay an annual fee for using the nation's airwaves, according to a measure proposed by Senate Commerce Committee chairman John…
Word has it that Sid Sheinberg's 2-year-old production company, the Bubble Factory, and Universal Studios Inc. are in the process of negotiating out the remainder of their deal, which called for the…
Daily Variety Toronto legit critic Mira Friedlander has been named one of two winners in the Canadian Theater Critics Assn. annual awards for excellence.
NBC's Brillstein-Grey comedy "The Naked Truth" is being revamped again for fall. The show was already reworked once when it moved from ABC to NBC. Now, Michael Saltzman of "Murphy Brown" is the new…
Jeff Frankel has been upped to VP of marketing and product management for King World Direct, a direct-marketing subsidiary of King World Prods. Inc.
The commercial production division of George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic has tapped Kevin Townsend for the newly created position of VP and general manager, it was announced Monday by Jim Morris…
When "America's Funniest Home Videos" returns to ABC at midseason of the 1997-98 fall campaign, longtime host Bob Saget will not be there. He is being bounced as part of a format change designed to…
Columbia TriStar's "Fly Away Home" was honored Sunday as best family pic of 1996, as the Film Advisory Board saluted family and children's entertainment.
Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television late Monday confirmed that it is in ''preliminary'' talks to be acquired by fellow ITV company Granada.
Kasdan Pictures, which has a first-look deal with Disney Studios, has named indie producer Linda Goldstein-Knowlton as president, the company confirmed Monday.
The final piece of the summer schedule puzzle has fallen into place. Warner Bros. will push back its Mel Gibson-Julia Roberts starrer, "Conspiracy Theory," from its original release date of July 25…