Sinclair Broadcast Group has struck a deal to buy the radio and TV holdings of Virginia-based Max Media for $255 million in cash.
"Beautiful Girls" and "The Ref" helmer Ted Demme has inked a deal to direct Eddie Murphy, and likely Martin Lawrence, in the Imagine Entertainment pic "Life" for Universal Pictures, sources said.
MGM Gold, the 24-hour movie network, has announced several deals at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Assn. of Asia conference.
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jon Lovitz is developing a new ABC sitcom at Disney created and executive produced by "Working" and "Cybill" veteran Mike Langworthy for fall 1998.
Time Warner's TBS is continuing to sign up cable operators to pay the network a license fee for the first time in TBS' two decades of operation, with Adelphia Communications the latest convert.
News Corp. is plunging into the natural world in a big way, buying an 80% stake in Television New Zealand's prestigious Natural History Unit production arm.
Did "Amistad" scribe David Franzoni read Barbara Chase-Riboud's book "Echo of Lions?" The Writers Guild of America West seems to think he did.
For soprano Jessye Norman, being selected for the Kennedy Center Honors is nothing less than overwhelming. "I am very happy; it feels quite wonderful," she says, calling the recognition "magical."
Veteran film publicist Michelle Abbrecht has been given senior VP/publicity stripes at the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group, effective next year.
MGM has taken another step to keep rogue agent James Bond home at United Artists. Adding what it considers another patch in the quilt of ownership rights of its tentpole film franchise, MGM has…
Just five weeks after Wall Street's 554-point sell-off, the market closed up 18.15 points to 8050.16 Thursday, up 12% since Black Monday and taking the Dow to within flirting distance of its all-time…