In response to damning criticism leveled at the entertainment industry after school shootings, DIC Entertainment and advocacy org Mediascope have launched revised guidelines for kids' programming.
TBS has renewed "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" from Columbia TriStar Television Distribution for a second season. Host Dean Cain will return for the 22-episode second season of the original series…
Singer-songwriter Tommy Collins has died in his Ashland City, Tenn., home of complications from emphysema. He was in-ducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame last September. He was 69 when…
Chi McBride has been cast in "The Faculty," David E. Kelley's new ensemble drama from 20th Television for FBC. McBride will play the principal of an inner-city high school in Boston.
Satcaster Sky reported a 1999 year-end total of 951,000 subs in four Latam markets, up from 614,000 a year ago.
Creative Planet, an online resource for Hollywood professionals, has acquired the Source Maythenyi Inc. Specifics of the pact were not disclosed, but Pamela Maythenyi will continue to supervise…
When America Online and Time Warner announced their intention to merge earlier this year, some wor-ried that the new partnership would result in a media conglom that would shut out other…
InternetStudios.com has acquired ItsTV.com, an Internet marketing and sales company for the television programming biz, for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.
The Film Council, the U.K.'s new strategic film body, has awarded £6.5 million ($10 million) in transitional funding to four production bodies, covering the six-month period while they are being…
Former Kirch Group sales chief Michael Knobloch and upstart distrib Helkon Medien are forming a world sales and distribution outfit to be launched next week at the Mip TV trade show.
Munich-based EM.TV expects revenues to soar from DM300 million ($147 million) last year to $735 million in 2000, company CEO and founder Thomas Haffa said Tuesday. Speaking at the Chamber of Commerce…