Cable News Network is close to naming longtime ABC News producer Rick Kaplan to a new No. 2 post at the cable-news web.
After getting critical brickbats over a lack of minority actors in the CBS Steven Bochco drama "Brooklyn South," the producers have added Richard T. Jones to the cast, sources said. He'll play…
Spain's second digital platform, Via Digital, has signed up Michael J. Solomon, former prexy of Warner Bros. Intl. Television, to acquire and package big U.S. feature films for its upcoming movie…
MCI and Progressive Networks have entered an Internet alliance that the companies say will greatly enhance the Internet's ability to deliver audio and video.
CBS has set a Monday, Sept. 15, premiere date for its fall season, with "The Gregory Hines Show" and "Michael Hayes" debuting out of their regular timeslots on that night.
Viacom is cloning its paycable networks Showtime, the Movie Channel, Flix and Sundance Channel at almost manic speed, adding eight new multiplex "screens" in the next year to push the total up to 20.
Norman Lear is moving toward the sale of his Act III Theatres Inc., the 10th-biggest exhibition company, in a deal Wall Streeters believe could fetch as much as $550 million.
A new German source of indie film funding is opening up for mainstream, studio-distribbed pics through a deal between Bertelsmann-affiliated CLT-UFA Intl. and Allied Pacific, the distrib arm of…
Jon Voight is set to co-star with rising Irish thesp Brendan Gleeson in John Boorman's crime biopic "I Once Had a Life."
The Disney sitcom pilot starring comedian Dave Chappelle ("The Nutty Professor") is now in development at Fox Broadcasting Co., according to insiders.