Virgin Records America has named Ray Cooper and Ashley Newton to the newly created posts of co-presidents of the label. The move follows the departure of Virgin prexy/CEO Phil Quartararo, who sources…
World Wide Web denizen Progressive Networks is moving to expand its already large footprint on the Web by acquiring upscale film site film.com, turning the popular site into a showcase for its…
Universal has acquired feature newcomer Lee Stein's script "Culture Clash" for producers Larry Gordon and Dark Horse Entertainment.
HBO NYC Prods., which stole the spotlight at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards with the five-win performance of its docudrama "Miss Evers' Boys," has begun filming on the new film parody "SNAFU"…
In an effort to streamline his campaign finance reform bill, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) temporarily has dropped a demand that broadcasters set aside a chunk of free airtime for political commercials.
Ruth Shields, former president of the Music Sound Exchange subsidiary of Time Warner, has signed with Winstar New Media as executive VP and chief operating officer.
Seagram Co. Ltd's Universal Studios Inc. finalized a deal to buy Viacom Inc. out of their jointly owned USA Network for $1.7 billion in cash Monday, and indicated it was already eyeing possible…
Lincoln D. Bandlow has been named attorney of legal affairs for Carsey-Werner. Bandlow, who had been with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he specialized in media law and First Amendment matters, will…
Nicky Katt, who played one of the slacker suburbans in "SubUrbia," has signed to be Renee Zellweger's love interest in "One True Thing" alongside Meryl Streep for Universal Pictures, sources said…
The Norman Horowitz Co. has been retained by Vancouver-based Gordon Stanfield Animation and Stanfield Prods. to represent GSA in all areas of sales, production and acquisition throughout the U.S.…
Fox Broadcasting on Monday gave up on daytime, abruptly canceling "The Vicki Lawrence Show" just five weeks after it premiered as an attempt to relaunch the struggling "Fox After Breakfast."