Miramax Films has renewed its distribution agreement with Alliance Releasing, a subsid of Canada's Alliance Communications Corp. Under the pact, announced Wednesday, Alliance will release 80 Miramax…
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…
Talkshow host Oprah Winfrey took the unusual step Wednesday of denying rumors that have circulated for weeks that she is gay.
The standard sitcom often presents a certain disparity between fact and truth. The sitcom is frequently identified as a star vehicle: an established star might play a character not unlike his or her…
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.
Quincy Jones' Vibe Ventures agreed to acquire Bob Guccione Jr.'s Spin magazine for $42 million in cash, the two sides said Wednesday.
On second thought … Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito had been announced as recipients of Women in Film's Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award. But now the couple has decided to "withdraw their acceptance" of…
Shirley Knight, a 1997 Tony nominee for "The Young Man From Atlanta," won two Emmys last year. The first came the Saturday night before the telecast for her guest appearance on "NYPD Blue."
ABC execs sought to make lemonade from their proverbial lemons as they closed their annual affiliates meeting here Wednesday, confronting head-on the network's declining fortunes and promising to do…
Robert Pisano is vice chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. His title was incorrect in Wednesday’s story.
Bill Schultz, exec VP at Film Roman and the No. 2 man under prexy and CEO Phil Roman at the animation producer, has resigned his post effective June 30 but will remain with the company part-time as a…