In almost a text-book example of how to combine praise, entertainment, history and achievement, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences inducted eight honorees into its Hall of Fame Saturday during…
Ben Affleck, an original screenplay Oscar co-winner last year for “Good Will Hunting,” will be a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards. The Oscar telecast will be held on Sunday, March 21, at the…
FROM THE AMERICAN FILM MARKETClifford Werber, Warner Bros.' senior VP of worldwide co-productions and acquisitions, is ankling the studio to become an independent producer.
MEXICO Televisa and TV Azteca will share lucrative broadcast rights to Mexico’s national soccer team for the next three years. The agreement formally settles a dispute that dates to last year over…
Confirming its continuing aggressiveness as a multi-territory buyer, CLT/Ufa Intl., the international film and TV sales arm of the CLT/Ufa Group, has acquired all rights for Germany, Benelux and…
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media has hired Debbie Adler Myers as VP of programming and Linda Ong as senior VP of marketing.
CBS has inked a two-year drama development deal with filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen, the Academy Award-nominated director and producer behind "Air Force One," "In the Line of Fire," "Outbreak" and "Das…
Sony will live to fight another day in its epic legal battle with MGM over whether it has the right to make a competing James Bond franchise. The case is now scheduled for an April 6 trial.
FROM THE AMERICAN FILM MARKET German indie distributor Helkon Media has taken all German rights to the $25 million remake of "House on Haunted Hill," produced by Joel Silver ("Die Hard," the "Lethal…
Telepictures Prods., the hot shop in the syndie biz with seven Monday-Friday skeins on the fall '99 sked, has promoted two top execs in a restructuring of its programming and development operation.