THE OTHER DAY, A PRODUCER friend of mine told me about an especially abrasive encounter he’d had with an agent. “Here was this kid in Calvin Klein black who made me wait for half an hour, then kept…
As CBS topper Mel Karmazin announced CBS' $2.5 billion deal to acquire King World Prods., the hard-charging prexy and CEO let loose with a display of affection toward his newest employee, King World…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has tapped Tony Optican as director of current programming and Matthew Cherniss as programming executive, current programming. In their new role as current programming execs…
Time Warner Cable is getting out of France. Time Warner has sold its Gallic cable operations to Dutch group United Pan Europe Communications (UPC) for $71 million.
In a deal that would give him complete control of the Fox/Liberty Sports regional cabler, Rupert Murdoch is poised to buy out his 50% partner, John Malone, in exchange for $1.4 billion worth of stock…
Woody Allen has fixed on the first two stars of his next comedy, scheduled to shoot in the fall
Stanley Donen and Rod Steiger will be honored for lifetime achievement in directing and acting, respectively, at the fourth Palm Beach Intl. Film Festival, which runs April 9-18.
After being denied the opportunity to enter the Tony race on Thursday by the awards' administration committee, the beleaguered musical "Rollin' on the T.O.B.A." has called it quits.
Susan Solomon, formerly with U-based Joseph Singer Entertainment, has been tapped senior veep of production for Mike Lobell Prods.
The March box office sank to its lowest level in three years with a monthly cume of $451.2 million, a 5% slump from last year and 17% below the record monthly showing in 1997.
USA Networks has signed a series development deal with Michael Lansbury, whose experience encompasses everything from "The Simpsons" and "Married ... With Children" to "Dream On" and "The Pretender."