Miramax Films has acquired worldwide TV and homevideo rights to MacGillivray Freeman's large-format film "Everest."
Telenovela distributor Venevision Intl. has picked up export rights to the entire library of troubled Brazilian network TV Manchete.
Disney is restructuring its TV production arm Buena Vista TV Prods. and has tapped former research executive Francie Calfo to head the newly formed current programming department as VP.
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., accused the FCC of defying the will of Congress by moving forward with a plan to eliminate local marketing agreements (LMAs) for TV stations.
A newly released study reveals that showbiz now reps a $2.3 billion industry in greater Miami, bolstering the city's claim to be a major entertainment player.
In a move that significantly expands Rich Fitzgerald's role in the operation of the Warner Bros. and Reprise Records labels, the industry vet has been elevated to exec veep of marketing for Warner…
The Cartoon Network has tapped Laurie Goldberg as VP of public relations. Goldberg will be based in Atlanta and will oversee all publicity and public relations activity on behalf of the net…
MTV has greenlit more than 25 scripts for pilots for its 1999 programming season, according to Brian Graden, exec VP of programming.
Bankrupt theater concern Livent Inc.'s controlling shareholder, Michael Ovitz, contributed $1 million of a $5 million loan that Livent directors made shortly after the company's Chapter 11 financial…
Retro cabler TV Land will bolster its lineup by adding more than 30 old cop- and crime-related series, including "Dragnet," "Kojak" and "Adam 12."
Kathy Bates' next role will be as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' board of governors.