Lou Wallach has been tapped director of creative affairs for Fox's new TV production unit, Fox Television Studios.
Sunni Walton, a singer-actress-impressionist, died Dec. 29 at her Van Nuys home from a brain tumor. She was 54. Walton's career began in her native San Francisco at the age of five as a violinist.
Jack Lemmon has outslugged Mel Gibson in preliminary household results for their Sunday-night motion picture showdown, but in most key demos, Gibson's "Braveheart, Part 1" has claimed victory over…
Bob Sherry, director of TV production finance for Sony Pictures Entertainment, died Jan. 25 of cancer at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks. He was 50. Sherry, a 22-year employee of Columbia…
As the first step in what it says is a long-term plan to build a vertically integrated, independent entertainment company, Australian investment group J.C. Williamson Entertainment has acquired…
The TV content code is heading for approval at the Federal Communications Commission next week, clearing the way for the installation of a V chip in TV sets by summer of 1999, say commission sources.
In the coming era of digital multichannel broadcasting, the major broadcast webs should be required to set aside a portion of their primetime skeds for independently produced programming, indie TV…
William Kane Eliscu, a former film and TV producer, died of heart failure Dec. 29 at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank. He was 80.
International sales rights to Italian director Alessandro D'Alatri's revisionist Biblical drama, "The Garden of Eden," have been acquired by Le Studio Canal Plus, the Paris-based sales arm of the…
Bob Russell, co-creator of the popular gameshow "Name That Tune" and one of the creators of the Miss America TV extravaganza, died Jan. 24 at a hospital near his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 90.