The effort by broadcasters to load the current budget bill with provisions that would deregulate the ownership of TV stations is running into trouble.
Buena Vista Television has named Linda Beal managing talent producer for its upcoming syndie latenight strip "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show."
Adding to the recent spate of studio split-rights deals, Buena Vista Intl. has acquired distribution rights to Paramount's Nicolas Cage starrer "Snake Eyes," according to sources.
Despite winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes, the Japanese movie "The Eel" (Unagi) has not been winning over the domestic audience.
Regal Cinemas Inc. increased net profit 36% to $7.8 million on 30% higher revenues of $78.2 million in the second quarter, it said Thursday, but Regal is hoping for a better performance in the third…
CBS Eye on People, the struggling 4-month-old cable network, has signed affiliation deals with three top-10 multisystem cable operators: Media One, Adelphia and Jones Intercable.
Tom Brokaw has reupped as anchor of the "NBC Nightly News" after a brief but unpromising courtship by CNN.
"Toy Story" will air as the season premiere of ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney."
Dana Precious and Josh Goldstine, both veepees of creative advertising at the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, have had their stripes upgraded, simultaneously becoming senior veeps in the same…
Walter Hill plans to next direct Andrew Kevin Walker's cop drama "Red White Black and Blue" for Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and producer Oliver Stone for Universal Pictures, sources said.
Barry Diller's HSN Inc. has tapped Nickelodeon Intl. veteran Jon Miller as president and CEO of HSNi Broadcasting, the newly formed corporate umbrella for the Silver King Broadcasting and SF…