Viacom is cloning its paycable networks Showtime, the Movie Channel, Flix and Sundance Channel at almost manic speed, adding eight new multiplex "screens" in the next year to push the total up to 20.
Musician Kirk Franklin is signed to the Gospo Centric record label, and has a production deal with B-Rite Records, contrary to what was reported in Friday’s story.
Actor Matthew Lawrence, who began his TV career at age 4 on the ABC drama "Dynasty," has joined the cast of "Boy Meets World," now entering its fifth season.
A new German source of indie film funding is opening up for mainstream, studio-distribbed pics through a deal between Bertelsmann-affiliated CLT-UFA Intl. and Allied Pacific, the distrib arm of…
Universal Pictures picked up the medieval actioner "The Black Rock" on Friday for producer Chuck Gordon and his studio-based Daybreak Prods. The sale, for an undisclosed sum, ended a bidding war…
The ax fell at Live Entertainment Friday as the newly installed owners of the indie film company handed out pink slips to 40 of Live's 166 staffers. The cuts, which were expected (Daily Variety, July…
Australia's Beyond Distribution has snared worldwide distribution rights to two TV shows from Ireland's Tyrone Prods. about the Emerald Isle's biggest-ever stage export, "Riverdance."
No announcement of refinancing strategies was forthcoming after the MGM board of directors met Friday to discuss plans for an expected public stock offering and other fundraising instruments. A…
Gail Yancosek has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of news at Fox's flagship station WNYW in New York.
In a major step toward boosting its sitcom presence, Universal Television has signed Carrie Fisher to a two-year deal worth $3 million to develop comedies.
America's Health Network, the struggling medical advice channel, has "furloughed" 161 of its 200 employees after the Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. pulled back from its planned $25 million investment…