TriStar Pictures will get "The Last Word" after all, paying a mid-six-figure against high-six-figure sum for the spec screenplay by Trey Callaway and Gary Glasberg for John Woo and Terence Chang to…
Veronis, Suhler & Associates, the independent investment bank that specializes in media properties, has hired Wall Street veteran Francis A. L'Esperance III as managing director of its Broadcasting…
Warner Bros. has purchased a pitch for a script titled "Man Made" from freshman writing team Milo Addica and Will Rokos -- along with a blind script commitment for a future screenplay -- in an…
Kevin Mayer has been upped to the newly created post of senior VP of strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co.
Animation and interactive arts team Susan Bernstein and Dan Kuenster have left their posts at CD-ROM and Internet content development company 7th Level Studio and set up shop as Zoom Cartoons…
CBS is bringing "Murphy Brown" back to its old Monday stomping grounds next month for the six weeks leading up to the one-hour series finale May 18.
The decision of John Malone's Liberty Media to buy Encore and Starz and their sister multiplexed pay networks (Daily Variety, March 16) could be a prelude to a deal that would put these networks…
Let the "Seinfeld" syndie sweepstakes begin. In the first of a string of "Seinfeld" syndie renewal deals to come, Fox O&O WNYW New York has ponied up mega-coin to Columbia TriStar TV Distribution to…
Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer are renowned gamblers in running their business empires, but they are unloading their jointly owned horseracing and sports network Sky Channel.
Todd Black, president of production of Peter Guber's Mandalay Entertainment, said Tuesday that he will ankle Mandalay after two and a half years with the Sony Pictures Entertainment-based company.
Paxson Communications posted an operating loss of $58.3 million in 1997, but the red ink was offset by a one-time gain of $254.7 million from the sale of its radio stations and outdoor advertising…