Apparently seeking to strengthen its control over the media, Russia's parliament, the Duma, voted last week to set up a body to regulate broadcast morality.
NBC's second network showing of "Schindler's List" give the web a narrow Sunday victory in adults 18-49 and weeklong wins in both that demo and households.
National Theater of the Deaf founder David Hays has been chosen to receive Harvard U.'s 1999 Harvard Arts Medal.
Meryl Streep, who recently wrapped "50 Violins" for Miramax Films, will receive the 1999 Independent Feature Project Gotham Award for Lifetime Achievement on Sept. 22 at Chelsea Piers in New York.
The state of economic affairs in Asia has not improved much, but some of the frivolity of the good old days is being revived by the PR mavens at Rupert Murdoch's Star TV.
Marking one of the largest Internet deals to date, billionaire media entrepreneur Paul Allen said he plans to invest $750 million for a controlling stake in Seattle-based Internet startup Go2Net.
KCOP's live coverage of Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon handily beat the college hoops playoffs on KCBS, but fell short of KO'ing KNBC's pro hoops contest between the New Jersey Nets and the Miami Heat.
To help get a handle on its rapid growth, LMNO Prods. has tapped Ned Davis, a former producer on CBS's "Murphy Brown," as VP of corporate operations.
New York-based producer Jean Doumanian has teamed up with Elton John's Rocket Pictures for her first British film, "Women Talking Dirty," starring Helena Bonham Carter.
Phoenix Pictures will retell the tale of "Urban Legend" with a deal to buy Scott Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman's pitch for a sequel to the teen pic.