The broadcasting units of buyout firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst announced an alliance Monday to invest in ethnic-owned broadcasting entities, the first of which is a 20% non-voting stake in…
Tim Duncan is stepping down as executive director of the Advertiser Syndicated Television Assn. as of July 1. The industry org is expected to name a replacement within the next few weeks.
Ten years to the day after launching the world's first private satellite, PanAmSat is seeing revenue growth skyrocket and its flock of hi-tech birds multiplying at a quicker rate than ever.
A storyboard artist in the film industry for more than 30 years, perhaps best remembered for his work on "Blade Runner," Sherman Labby died May 31 of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 68.
Steven Brill has pulled off a dramatic debut for his magazine about the media with his own featured interview with special prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
NewStar Media has tapped former ABC exec David Collins VP of development. Collins was the exec director of movies for television at the ABC Television Network for the past six years.
Veteran legit helmer Sam Mendes is set to make his feature film directorial debut on DreamWork's edgy comedy "American Beauty."
Blockbuster is ponying up $2 million to sponsor the American Film Institute's "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Movies," campaign, an 18-month celebration of the 100th anniversary of American movies.
Actress Jeanette Nolan, who had a 70-year career in radio, stage, television and film, died Friday, June 5, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following a stroke. She was 86.
Bertelsmann AG's unit CLT-Ufa on Monday turned a cold shoulder to Rupert Murdoch after the global media tycoon urged the German TV giant to invest in their joint Vox channel or move out of the way.
The makeover/takeover of Livent Inc. took effect Monday, as former investment banker Roy Furman assumed the chairman and CEO titles and former agent and Disney prexy Michael Ovitz took over as…