James B. Conkling, a longtime recording industry executive who played a key role in the formation of Warner Bros. Records and served as the first national chairman of the National Academy of…
Edgar Bronfman, still smarting from the media and industry bashing he took over his movie-pricing comments, told advertising execs Wednesday that he was misunderstood. “What I was suggesting was that…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Patrick Murphy senior vice president of its worldwide product fulfillment group.
It won't be enough for DreamWorks TV's "Spin City" to harvest big bucks when it storms into rerun syndication in the fall of 2000 -- all of the other sitcom competitors of "Spin City" will have to go…
Chris Elliott, Gail O'Grady and Alexandra Wentworth have joined Jim Belushi in the CBS comedy pilot "Better Days."
Film Four Ltd., Channel 4's new stand-alone film company, is seeking a "selective strategic relationship" with a U.S. distributor, and has signed up with International Creative Management to conduct…
Viacom deputy chairmen Philippe Dauman and Tom Dooley were each awarded bonuses of $2.75 million for 1997, half a million dollars higher than last year, Viacom said in an SEC filing Wednesday.
In a move designed to bring uniformity and fairness to voting procedures across the country, members of the Writers Guild of America have voted overwhelmingly to establish simple majorities as the…
Ken Page, a longtime TV exec who was well known in the global TV distribution community, died April 6 of cancer in Toronto. He was 69.
Television programming continues to be dominated by violence and the amount of violent programming in primetime has steadily increased during the past three years, a cable industry-sponsored study…