The spec script and pitch market --- to paraphrase Preston Sturges' "The Palm Beach Story" --- is not just dead, but decomposing.
CBS is mounting a cost-cutting program among headquarters staff in a bid to boost profits and prepare for its spinoff from Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s industrial businesses.
Looking to infuse its production staff with some marketing know-how, TriStar Pictures has shifted Col TriStar VP of creative advertising Ricky Strauss to a VP of production slot.
Right now, it's just a trickle. But will the slowly rising tide of Internet-delivered music prove to be the flood of Web content that musicians, managers, record labels and online mavens think --- or…
Good will coaxed industry types out into a sultry New York summer night Thursday to celebrate the 1998 Goodwill Games, which take place in Gotham a year to the date.
Philadelphia cable subscribers will soon get the games of three of the city's major professional sports franchises --- the baseball Phillies, the basketball 76ers and the hockey Flyers --- on a newly…
NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw appears close to re-upping with "NBC Nightly News" for four more years.
Showtime Networks has bumped Frank Pintauro to senior VP and senior creative director of creative services, and named Dan Bragg VP and senior creative director, on-air promotion, of creative…
Joe Wizan and Don Schneider's Phase 1 Prods. has acquired an untitled historical epic based on a pitch by scribe Bruce C. McKenna.
Solid holds by Sony's "Men in Black," Warner Bros.' "Contact" and Paramount's "Face/Off," plus the surprisingly strong $16.5 million debut of Buena Vista's "George of the Jungle," led the overall…
Miramax's Dimension label has sealed a two-picture deal with the comedy-writing team of Craig Mazin and Greg Erb, based on a pitch the company just acquired in a pre-emptive strike for what sources…