Merv Griffin has tapped Lawrence Cohen to head the Griffin Group, the investment and management company owned by the successful gameshow creator, hotelier and ex-talkshow host.
France's Pandora Cinema has picked up worldwide rights outside the U.K., France and Germany to "Bedrooms and Hallways," the latest film by director Rose Troche ("Go Fish").
Fox Broadcasting Co. has promoted several executives in its marketing department, including Tom Cosgrove, who was upped to vice president of sales research and marketing.
It's official: Donny and Marie Osmond are reuniting to host a syndie daytime talkshow for Columbia TriStar Television Distribution next year.
TDK Corp. of Japan has reached an agreement with famed Italian opera house La Scala to make digital archives of about 5,000 hours of analog tape.
NBC has cruised to its 11th straight primetime Nielsens win, leading the July 28-Aug. 2 race despite a subpar perf for "Dateline NBC."
DreamWorks has moved a step closer to securing a studio home in Playa Vista.
Granada TV has poached two senior drama execs from rival ITV producer United Film & TV Prods., a move that confirms Granada's status as the top production company in the ITV network.
A strong performance from television operations helped lift Spelling Entertainment Group Inc. back into the black in the second quarter, compared with the 1996 period, when it was awash in red ink.
A hefty $323 million writeoff at Blockbuster pushed its parent company, Viacom Inc., into a $210 million loss for the second quarter, it said Tuesday, compared with a $26 million profit a year…