Talent management and consulting company Sussex Ltd. has joined forces with the Ruffin Cos., a multifaceted real estate concern, to form Sussex-Rufco, a film and TV production company.
Ed Asner, winding up a tour of "Don Juan in Hell" with Cherry Jones, Harris Yulin and Rene Auberjonois, is one of the all-time top Emmy winners, with seven statuettes to his credit.
Ken Gross, a principal in Paradigm since its inception four years ago, will depart the agency to become a manager/producer, while Paradigm adds well-known TV lit and talent agent Debbee Klein as a…
The acute shortage of skilled digital artists at a time of enormous entertainment industry demand has spurred a $225,000 grant to Sony Pictures Imageworks by the California State Employment Training…
Nomination ballots for the 49th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be mailed to 8,500 active members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next week, with a deadline of June 27 for the return…
CBS Eye On People, the news/entertainment cablenet launched March 30, is struggling in its efforts to land distribution. It has not moved over the 2 million subscribers it claimed at sign-on, and…
Kirch Group topper Jan Mojto has attacked an initiative to exempt Euro pubcasters from EU competition rules, saying that it would give them an unfair advantage over private broadcasters and distort…
Barry Sabath, former prexy of the recently dissolved Family Channel Pictures, will join Robin Williams and Marsha Williams' Blue Wolf Prods. as a production and development exec, the company said…
Mick Jackson, who last directed "Volcano" for Fox 2000, has been tapped to direct the company's "Josiah's Canon." The film is being produced by Adam Fields.
ABC confirmed that Wesley Snipes has agreed to make his network TV debut in an ABC two-hour made-for titled "Futuresport" that also will be considered as a series pilot.
Rip Torn isn't necessarily proud of the fact, but he can clearly recall a time in the late 1950s when newspaper columnists and film directors would wag a finger in his face and warn, "If you keep on…