UPN will launch an updated version of "The Love Boat" in April, the netlet's new management team announced Tuesday in its first address to the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.
LOW POINTS: Not to put too fine a point on it, but 1997 was a lousy year for Warner Bros.' theatrical business -- maybe the weakest in modern memory.
Fox Searchlight Pictures has started shooting "Dreaming of Joseph Lees," its first British pic since "The Full Monty."
Laurence Fishburne's production company Cinema Gypsy has optioned "A Queer Kind of Death," the first of George Baxter's series of suspense novels featuring a black, gay detective, who would be played…
Sales and production company Nu-Image is inching towards assuming total control of Millennium Films, its joint production and distribution venture with Eli Samaha's Phoenician Films.
HIGH POINTS: The force was with Fox in early 1997, as the studio flew at warp speed into the year with the re-release of "Star Wars" in January.
Pubcaster NHK saved its best for last when its Dec. 31 yearly singing contest "Kohaku" captured the title of the top rated TV show of 1997 in Japan, according to data released Tuesday by Video…
In a surprise move that leaves Fine Line Features in the lurch, exec VP Jonathan Weisgal has stepped down to help create and become a partner in a Gotham-based low-budget feature division for Jersey…
Up-and-comers Matthew Lillard ("Scream"), Freddie Prinze Jr. ("I Know What You Did Last Summer"), Saffron Burrows ("Circle of Friends") and Elise Neal ("Scream 2") have enlisted to star in "Wing…
NBC has extended the contract of "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno to 2003. The move, announced Tuesday by NBC brass, was far from a surprise, as the Leno-led talker has been No. 1 in the latenight…
Two former Televisa execs are close to allying with rival broadcaster TV Azteca to aid the latter's international expansion efforts.