The annual year-end purge of acts by record labels has begun, with such names as Kenny Rogers, Black Sabbath, Emmylou Harris and Sister Souljah among the list of victims for late 1992.
Beverly Hills-based homevid supplier Academy Entertainment has hired two new sales exex and promoted two others as part of a restructuring--which will include a new telemarketing department --geared…
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Board of Governors met last night to discuss a number of topics, most notably the org's decision to drop documentary shorts and live-action shorts from…
Newly appointed head of the ITV net Marcus Plantin has added another key player to his senior team by naming Vernon Lawrence controller of drama and entertainment.
Sony Software has formed a new division to coordinate the merchandising of products for its music, movies, TV and electronic publishing arms and recruited a highly regarded licensing industry veteran…
KAPLAN FALLING OFF CARAVAN?: If Joe Roth’s Caravan Pix finalizes a deal with Geena Davis to replace Madonna as the lead in “Angie, I Says” as expected yesterday, director Jonathan Kaplan will be out…
"Totally London" is totally Disney, sources confirmed yesterday. The comedy was intended to be a vehicle for Pauly Shore at New Line Cinema, until he bailed out last August, after a heated battle…
Jonathan Powell, controller of BBC1, has jumped ship to join Carlton TV as director of drama and international development.
Paramount Communications Inc. has formally announced the creation of its Paramount Technology Group. The unit, which unofficially existed since November, is headed by Keith Schaefer, former CEO of…
Michael Hernandez and Richard Yniguez have been voted new co-chairs of the Latino Writers Committee of the Writers Guild of America West, replacing John Mercedes. Rosemary Alderete was voted new vice…
Sony Pictures Entertainment may not be in the basketball business any time soon, but local sports experts said yesterday the movie and TV giant has good reason to be eying the Los Angeles Lakers.