In an effort to streamline his campaign finance reform bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) temporarily has dropped a demand that broadcasters set aside a chunk of free airtime for political commercials.
Ruth Shields, former president of the Music Sound Exchange subsidiary of Time Warner, has signed with Winstar New Media as executive VP and chief operating officer.
Seagram Co. Ltd's Universal Studios Inc. finalized a deal to buy Viacom Inc. out of their jointly owned USA Network for $1.7 billion in cash Monday, and indicated it was already eyeing possible…
Lincoln D. Bandlow has been named attorney of legal affairs for Carsey-Werner. Bandlow, who had been with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he specialized in media law and First Amendment matters, will…
Nicky Katt, who played one of the slacker suburbans in "SubUrbia," has signed to be Renee Zellweger's love interest in "One True Thing" alongside Meryl Streep for Universal Pictures, sources said…
The Norman Horowitz Co. has been retained by Vancouver-based Gordon Stanfield Animation and Stanfield Prods. to represent GSA in all areas of sales, production and acquisition throughout the U.S.…
Fox Broadcasting on Monday gave up on daytime, abruptly canceling "The Vicki Lawrence Show" just five weeks after it premiered as an attempt to relaunch the struggling "Fox After Breakfast."
MGM's "The End of Violence" remained on top of the exclusives roster for the second week. The latest film from Wim Wenders negotiated $34,436 in five armistices on both coasts.
The Imax large-format film style has picked up its starriest connection yet --- megahit producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy ("Jurassic Park," "Arachnophobia," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit").
Recognizing the growing importance of the relationship between new technology and the music industry's ability to protect and sell copyrighted music, Warner Music Group has tapped Jordan Rost for the…