Vittorio Cecchi Gori is negotiating the sale of a minority stake in his TV and film empire to Rupert Murdoch, Italian daily paper La Repubblica reported Wednesday.
Director Stephen Herek ("Mr. Holland's Opus") is in talks with Twentieth Century Fox to direct a remake of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Pic, set in the 19th century, is being produced…
Hollywood creatives and cultural conservatives may not be happy with the Motion Picture Assn. of America's 30-year-old content code, but parents still like it, according to a survey commissioned by…
Despite a blizzard of hype, NBC's new "Later Today" talker premiered Tuesday to ratings that were a lot like those for timeslot predecessor "Leeza."
After hints earlier in the year that the Kirch Group had plans of its own for the Internet, the company has come out of the closet by forming a strategic alliance with Switzerland's Fantastic Corp.…
The Mouse House on Wednesday tapped ABC Inc. prexy Steven Bornstein to become chairman of its Buena Vista Internet Group and lead the division's upcoming Go.com Web business.
CBS News officially tapped Jane Clayson as co-anchor of the Eye's new "Early Show" on Wednesday, with division topper Andrew Heyward declaring the net had never offered the gig to anyone else.
John Malone's Starz pay TV network has scheduled the world premieres of three busted theatricals and one made-for-cable movie -- a Christmas family comedy called "Must Be Santa" -- between now and…
A Deauville riddle: Who's got American awards to spare, is lionized in Gaul and speaks French?
Sam Haskell has been upped to worldwide head of television for the William Morris Agency. Haskell, a 21-year WMA vet, will now oversee all of the agency's TV operations.
"South Park" has finally found a partner. After bringing Comedy Central its highest-rated series debut ever, "The Man Show" has been picked up by the cabler for a second season with a 26-episode…