ABC Inc. prexy Bob Iger reassured a Senate subcommittee that mergers in the entertainment industry were not harming news operations, and that ESPN's NFL deal would add only "pennies" to monthly cable…
Comedian Dave Chappelle and executive producer Peter Tolan are charging that the midseason sitcom they developed for Fox Broadcasting Co. was derailed by one explosive issue: race.
Oliver Stone, who is prepping the football drama "Any Given Sunday," plans next to tackle an untitled love story for Paramount-based Mandalay Pictures.
Tom Free has been upped to VP of programming at satcaster Sky Latin America, replacing senior VP John Duff, who has ankled to form a programming development company.
Gerhard Weis has been tapped to head Austrian pubcaster ORF. He replaces outgoing general director Gerhard Zeiler on Oct. 11. Weis is currently secretary general of ORF and head of ORF Radio.
Daytime diva Vanessa Marcil is checking out of ABC's "General Hospital" and is in final negotiations to move into the primetime ZIP code of "Beverly Hills, 90210.''
Madeleine Stowe is near a deal to star with John Travolta in Paramount's adaptation of the Nelson DeMille bestseller "The General's Daughter." Simon West directs.
Michael Bay, blasting off from the $54 million opening weekend of "Armageddon," has reupped and greatly expanded his production deal at Walt Disney Studios.
Disney's Buena Vista Home Entertainment on Monday announced a partnership with Warner Home Video to distribute DVDs in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the former Soviet Union.
CBS and Fox have emerged from primetime's most humbling week with their dignity largely intact, but NBC and ABC have performed lowest-ever Nielsen pratfalls.