ABC today is expected to announce the appointment of Preston Padden as president of the ABC television network, as previously reported (Daily Variety, May 12).
In theory, both distributors and exhibitors would prefer that trailers are played before films that share a similar target demographic. But whether it's through carelessness on the part of theater…
NetChannel, a Bay Area startup aiming to deliver personalized Internet services via standard TV monitors, has inked a number of strategic partnerships.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has added four new Los Angeles-based journalists to its roster.
Steve Hewitt has relinquished the title of president of Hallmark Entertainment Prods. to become a hands-on executive producer of at least 16 original TV and cable movies filmed by Hallmark over the…
It looks like House Telecommunications Subcommittee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-La.) outfoxed himself with his plan to hold a stunt hearing tonight on the TV program rating system in Peoria, Ill.
U.K. music and media group Chrysalis Group announced improved results for the six months ending Feb. 28, with sales up 12% to £52.5 million ($86.1 million) and pre-tax profit at $2.5 million as…
The al fresco dinner and party following last week's competition screening of Warner Bros./New Regency's "L.A. Confidential" drew a slew of established and rising stars to the Piper Heidsiecke…
Allan Horlick, a veteran NBC station exec, has been named president and managing director for NBC Europe, effective Aug. 4.
Time Warner won another skirmish in its legal war with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Friday, as a federal judge threw out News Corp.'s charge of fraud.
As reporting assignments go, the Cannes Film Festival isn't exactly bamboo shoots under the fingernails. With plenty of sun, sea, stars and sex, the festival fortnight would seem to be the envy of…