Geffen Records has tapped David Simone, former prexy of Polygram Music Publishing, as head of A&R. The signing, which had been expected (Daily Variety, July 21), signals a move by the label toward…
Four U.K. cable companies are set to sign a deal with Warner Bros. that would allow them to launch pay-per-view channels in competition with British Sky Broadcasting, the Financial Times reported…
Walt Disney Co. and Jacor Communications Inc. are the subjects of speculation of another merger in the rapidly consolidating radio station business, Barron's reported in today's edition.
UA is trying to make contact with the big bucks from outer space. After a daylong bidding war with TriStar, UA prexy Lindsay Doran Thursday bought a pitch for a big-budget sci-fi comedy "Metalheads"…
French media group Havas Friday reported its half-year earnings and announced a restructuring of its relationship with CLT-Ufa, while denying it was getting out of bed with the Luxembourg media group…
Legit actor/singer Rex Smith has set guest roles in the NBC series “Caroline in the City” and on CBS’ “JAG.”
Showing it won't surrender without a rewrite, the WGA East has warned film and TV producers that it will file charges with the National Labor Relations Board if industry management cuts the West its…
CNN is pulling advertisements criticizing the United Nations Global Warming Treaty --- a pact which is enthusiastically supported by the network's founder Ted Turner.
UPN's new CEO, Dean Valentine, made his first big hire Friday, naming Tom Nunan executive vice president of entertainment at the netlet.
The L.A. Philharmonic has tapped Willem Wijnbergen, currently managing director of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as its new executive VP and managing director.