Manny Kladitis and Columbia Artist Management are aiming to bring "The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm," a celebration of George and Ira Gershwin's music, to Broadway this spring.
With NBC's "Providence" and Fox's "The PJs" shaping up as the first two potential hits of primetime's midseason, NBC has climbed back on top of the Nielsen standings for the Jan. 4-10 week, its first…
HBO has given Warner Bros. Television a 13-episode commitment for an hour-long drama skein based on "L.A. Confidential," New Regency's 1997 Oscar-winning detective yarn about corruption in the 1950s…
Musicland Stores Corp. intends to launch several e-commerce Web sites late in the second quarter of 1999, based on its mall-based Sam Goody, Suncoast Motion Picture Co., Media Play and On Cue stores.
Miramax Films has acquired all worldwide rights to "Get Bruce" and has signed first-look deals with the documentary's director and producer, Andrew J. Kuehn, and its star, Bruce Vilanch.
Spanish-lingo news net CBS TeleNoticias has tapped Manuel Abud as prez, following the departure of fellow Mexican Francisco de la Torre, who oversaw great distribution growth and the launch of…
Whoopi Goldberg confirmed Tuesday that she will host the 71st Academy Awards on March 21 (Daily Variety, Jan. 12). This will be Goldberg's third stint hosting the telecast. Each of her previous…
Barry Kemp, one of the creators of the series "Newhart" and "Coach" and a producer of Universal's "Patch Adams," will receive the Valentine Davies Award at the Writers Guild of America's 51st annual…
Calling Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: Digitally remastered versions of "The Three Stooges" shorts will be unleashed on syndie and cable buyers at this month's NATPE sales confab by Columbia…
EW Scripps Co.'s Home & Garden Television earned a profit for the first time in calendar year 1998 and drove the company's cable programming division into the black, said Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps…
Thomas Schumacher has been upped to prexy of feature animation and will share the title of co-prexy of Walt Disney Theatrical Prods. at the Mouse House.