Thanksgiving brought a near-record bounty to N.Y. legit last week, sending receipts soaring to $12.5 million, the second-largest weekly gross in Broadway history.
November box office opened up with a fury but ultimately lost steam to finish with $556.7 million. It wound up 3% behind last year's record return of $574.1 million.
Paramount Network TV has hired Reid Shane as senior vice president of production, replacing Jerry Goldman, who will segue into a longform production post at the studio.
Chuck Woolery is set to host a syndie revival of the gameshow "$25,000 Pyramid" for Columbia TriStar TV Distribution, although the denomination may be adjusted for inflation.
Angelic ratings for Roma Downey's Sunday vidpic ''Borrowed Hearts'' has elevated CBS to a tie with NBC in households for the Nov. 24-30 primetime Nielsen week.
Viacom Inc. treasurer Vaughn Clarke, a key figure in the company's capital-raising operations for the past five years, won't renew his contract when it expires Dec. 31, Viacom said Tuesday.
Nickelodeon and Pace Variety Entertainment Inc. will on Feb. 6 launch a live traveling musical stage extravaganza based on the animated characters created for the longrunning Nick hit "Rugrats."
Reflecting the growing studio interest in the indie world, Universal Pictures has picked up North American rights to Doug Ellin's indie project "Kissing a Fool" for release next spring, the studio…
The Casting Society of America has named recipients of its 13th annual Artios Awards, granted for superior achievement in the casting profession.
After eight years at 20th Century Fox, executive vice president Jorge Saralegui is ankling his post at the studio and is in negotiations with at least two other studios to establish his own…
Former Random House Entertainment prexy Shane DeRolf has launched his own production company, Smart Studios Inc., that will specialize in original children's product from TV, radio and multimedia to…