In an effort to foster use of Sony Music's more than 200,000 tunes by film, TV and advertising execs, the conglom's online arm has bowed a new Web site to help speed up the song licensing process.
ABC has sliced its Saturday reality series "The Big Moment" from an hour to a half hour and pushed it back to 8:30 p.m., preceded by a 30-minute "America's Funniest Home Videos."
Cash-strapped Paxson Communications Corp. brought John F. DeLorenzo, a veteran television-station numbers man, back into the business Wednesday with the title of exec VP and chief financial officer.
Grunge rocker-turned-actress Courtney Love has moved into producing, teaming with music manager Janet Billig to form the Epitome Prods. banner.
Industry vet and former Geffen Records media and artist relations head Bryn Bridenthal has been named media czar at DreamWorks Records.
FROM MIP TVSBS, the hottest station group in Europe, used the Mip TV trade shop in Cannes on Wednesday to outline its powered-up corporate vision and programming strategy.
"Baywatch," the most widely seen American show in history, has just been picked up by what is arguably the last territory in the world still without the bosom and biceps series -- Papua New Guinea.
Casting has been completed for Conor McPherson's newest play, "This Lime Tree Bower," which bows next month Off Broadway at Primary Stages.
Just a few weeks after picking it up off turnaround from Fox 2000, New Line has tapped Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals") to direct "Roustabout," to which Winona Ryder is attached to star.
Marking the biggest revolution in film financing for Barcelona pic production in years, the government of Catalonia has committed $20 million in low-interest credit facilities for the local industry…