America Online has laid off 40 people -- half of its work force -- at its Culver City-based Entertainment Asylum unit, which develops interactive programs for the Internet and the popular AOL service.
By this time each year, the kids upfront ad market is usually all wrapped up. This year it hasn't even started yet.
TV Azteca turned in strong fourth-quarter operating results, but the bottom line was hit by a bigger-than-expected tax bite. Mexico's No. 2 broadcaster reported net revenues were up 36% to $137…
Argentine president Carlos Menem has said he will sign a decree to auction off the frequency used by money-losing pubcaster ATC.
Cuba Gooding Jr., who nabbed the supporting actor Oscar last year for "Jerry Maguire," will be a presenter at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony. It will be his first appearance as a presenter.
Rick Olshansky has been named director of biz affairs at NBC Entertainment. He’ll handle negotiations for talent and program acquisitions, including deals for pilots, series, specials, TV pics and…
The South African Broadcasting Corp. has pulled the plug on its struggling satellite service, Astrasat, after failing to secure a foreign partner for the venture.
EXCLUSIVEActress Melanie Griffith has signed on to star in a new CBS sitcom for fall from Witt-Thomas and CBS Prods. "Me & George," Griffith's first TV series, is about a single mother of a young…
EXCLUSIVEVertigo Prods., the company behind last year's huge French hit "Would I Lie to You?," has announced plans to open a U.S. office and produce a string of English-language remakes of French…
EXCLUSIVEFeature helmers John Woo ("Face/Off"), Kevin Reynolds ("187"), Peter Segal ("Tommy Boy") and George Tillman Jr. ("Soul Food") have inked with A Band Apart Commercials to churn out TV ads in…
Warner Bros. has upped David Sagal to senior vice president and general counsel in the business and legal affairs division, where he'll oversee the studio's efforts to develop and expand its motion…