Steve Hewitt has relinquished the title of president of Hallmark Entertainment Prods. to become a hands-on executive producer of at least 16 original TV and cable movies filmed by Hallmark over the…
Sela Ward --- who starred for six seasons on the NBC drama "Sisters" --- and her as-yet-unnamed production company have pacted with Citadel Entertainment to develop TV movies and independent film…
A combination of baking hot weather in Europe and a dearth of new releases cooled B.O. receipts overseas last weekend, partially offset by several boffo bows by "The Fifth Element," "Volcano's" fiery…
Margaret Blatner has been appointed VP and general counsel for the Griffin Group, the investment and management company of entertainer/entrepreneur Merv Griffin with holdings in real estate, resorts…
Record producer-songwriter Glen Ballard was named songwriter of the year by the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers during the performers' rights org's 14th annual Pop Music Awards.
Chris-Craft-owned UPN affiliate KCOP-TV plans to dump its successful 3:30 p.m. weekday newscast and add the Los Angeles market's first 7:30 p.m. nightly news broadcast this fall, according to sources.
HBO, which in August premieres "Oz," its first conventional drama series, has purchased an unspecified number of episodes of the historical drama "The Founding Fathers" from producers Oliver Stone…
HBO will afford those who forgot to tape "The Larry Sanders Show" during its recently completed fifth season a chance to record all 13 of the season's episodes at once on June 6, when it runs an…
Veteran producer-director James Bethea has been named director of programming for UPN, overseeing current series and developing projects for all dayparts on the Paramount network.
Discovery Communications Inc. has created the new post of president, Discovery Networks Intl., and hired Donald Wear Jr. to fill it.
ABC today is expected to announce the appointment of Preston Padden as president of the ABC television network, as previously reported (Daily Variety, May 12).