Networks and the advertising community let their positions be known in the forthcoming upfront ad market yesterday as a panel of network and advertising executives debated the merits of the current…
The Seven Network has had to cancel its new high-rated comedy series "The Norman Gunston Show" because its principal actor, Garry McDonald, has had a nervous breakdown.
All-news outlet KFWB-AM has farmed out two of its three sports anchors to an outside company that provides traffic, weather and sports reports to radio stations around the country.
George Sunga has been named chairman of the show committee for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 45th annual creative arts awards presentations, the non-televised portion of the Primetime…
The Screen Actors Guild has just strengthened its grip on productions shooting in Canada, having now authorized the largest actors union there to enforce SAG contracts with signatory companies…
Mike Clancy has been boosted to exec producer of the weekend editions of NBC's "Today," where he has been a co-producer since Aug. 1.
A former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has sued the band, along with its manager and lawyer, for expelling him without cause and failing to pay his share of royalties.
With the mandate for a pedal-to-the-floor push in film production, Showtime Entertainment Group said yesterday it is stepping up its pursuit of production coin via foreign partnerships.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters is gearing for a surge in the number of attendees and exhibitors at this year's convention in Las Vegas, but program syndicator interest is apparently on the wane.
Columbia Pictures has brought Gareth Wigan in house, giving the veteran consultant a lofty boost to executive veepee of production forthe Culver City-based studio.
The Hearst Corp. yesterday unveiled plans to form a New Media and Technology Group and said it has nabbed former Federal Communications Commission chairman Al Sikes to direct the venture.