New Line Cinema paid $850,000 against north of $1 million to purchase the Steve Cohen spec "Bachelor" in a sale that's memorable for two reasons: It's a big-money sale in a slow marketplace, and it's…
Keith Samples, who exited his post as CEO of Rysher Entertainment last month to concentrate on directing (Daily Variety, May 27), has signed with Creative Artists Agency.
John Kricfalusi, the quirky animator who created the warped Nickelodeon cartoon series "The Ren & Stimpy Show" but whose idiosyncratic ways wound up leading to his ouster, has again found work in TV…
Lara Flynn Boyle has been cast as a regular in the David E. Kelley-produced drama "The Practice," which stars Dylan McDermott, sources said.
Rupert Murdoch officially abandoned Wednesday his plans to become a player in the U.S. satcasting business, selling News Corp.'s satellite interests to Primestar Partners for $1.1 billion.
Michael Cohl, promoter of U2's PopMart Tour, has received a much needed financial shot in the arm from Claridge Investments, an investment management firm with a portfolio comprising sports…
The Family Channel is about to become a Fox Kids production.
Warner Bros. TV has had some preliminary conversations with Witt-Thomas Prods. president Gary Levine about taking over as executive VP of creative affairs at the studio, sources say.
European Union officials and politicians in Bonn are attacking what they term the privileged position of German pubcasters ARD and ZDF.
The Cartoon Network is coming to Japan. Hong Kong-based Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Itochu Corp. and Time Warner Entertainment Japan on Wednesday announced plans to launch the 24-hour…
One of the fall season's most promising new entries, NBC's "Veronica's Closet," came together when two ultra-competitive talent agencies agreed to something unusual --- sharing their business.