Kirstie Alley has entered into a multiyear deal with Universal encompassing features and television, with the actress to take up residence on the studio lot.
Actress Ann Magnuson, currently at the Coast Playhouse with her one-woman show "You Could Be Home Now," has signed to star, write and produce a TV pilot for the Fox Broadcasting Co.
Steve Lange has been named to a new high-level management post at KNBC-TV news, marking the first hire by recently appointed station VP-news director Mark Hoffman.
A COPY EDITOR APPROACHED a bleary-eyed television reporter last week to ask if he had inadvertently repeated some descriptions in transcribing the various ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Broadcasting Co. pilot…
David Geffen has been appointed to the steering committee of the American Cinematheque's annual Moving Picture Ball.
An all-star tribute to the late bandleader/drummer Art Blakey and a Latin jazz summit meeting are among the highlights of "Jazz at the Bowl," the annual Hollywood Bowl summer program.
Sowing the seeds of its relationship with Michael Jackson, Columbia Pictures has acquired screenwriter Jeff Rothberg's "Jack and the Beanstalk" for the singer's Nation Films banner, studio president…
Capital Cities/ABC Inc. yesterday announced that its recently established Capital Cities Capital unit had made its first investment: A $ 4.75 million stake in YES! Entertainment Corp., a new…
Documentary filmmaker Mark Mori is dropping his campaign to get PBS to show his 1990 Oscar-nominated film "Building Bombs," a battle he's been waging since November. Instead, Mori announced…
The Hollywood production community is bracing for the worst as the Federal Communications Commission yesterday put some finishing touches on new financial interest and syndication rules that will be…
Goldman Sachs & Co. analyst Richard Simon lowered his investment rating on New Line Cinema Corp. to "market performer" from "trading buy."