Buena Vista Television has signed Gordon Elliott to host a syndie revival of "Let's Make a Deal." The hourlong strip is targeted for a fall 1999 debut, but it may be rolled out sooner if TV stations…
Encore Media Group (EMG) has inked a deal with Polygram Television for the pay-cable rights to 21 feature titles, a pair of documentaries and the 1960s British TV series version of "The Saint" that…
To maximize the integration of music and video product released through Universal Music & Video Distribution, the distribber has established a new executive office and has named vid industry vet…
EXCLUSIVETouchstone Pictures has inked "The First Wives Club" scribe Robert Harling to write and direct a remake of "The Ladykillers," the 1955 English black comedy which starred Alec Guinness.
Paxson Communications is bolstering its primetime lineup by acquiring off-net rights to "Diagnosis Murder" from Paramount Domestic Television. The station group also picked up the "Father Dowling…
Roseanne is ready, willing and more than able to join pals Rosie, Oprah and Jerry on the daytime talk-show battlefield next season.
Actor Wesley Snipes has left Endeavor and has signed with the William Morris Agency. At the Morris office, Snipes will be repped by agency president Arnold Rifkin. Snipes was one of Endeavor’s…
It was high five for Paramount's "Titanic" as the megabudgeted pic continued to maintain a commanding lead at the domestic box office 32 days into its release.
Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark USA and AMC Entertainment emerged Tuesday as the favored candidates for the next exhibition takeover, following the $3 billion merger of Regal Cinemas, United Artists…
FOR EXPANDED NATPE COVERAGE, CLICK HERENEW ORLEANS -- In a deal certain to raise eyebrows on the NATPE convention floor, Disney was close to an agreement late Tuesday to move its daily kids block out…
EXCLUSIVERelative newcomer Jonathan Rhys-Meyer is set to join Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jewel in Ang Lee's "To Live On" for Good Machine and Universal Pictures.