ABC Radio's six-month experiment with female-skewed talkradio ended Tuesday when KTZN-AM --- a.k.a. "the Zone" --- abruptly changed format to a 24-hour programming mix aimed at kids under 12 dubbed…
Sheldon Wiseman, forced to give up control of his Lacewood Group of companies to Paragon Entertainment Corp. last month, is developing a new TV series utilizing the talents of Leslie Nielsen through…
Even as one legendary special-effects house, Richard Edlund's Boss Film (story, page 6), closed down, another one --- West L.A.-based Vifx --- likely is in the process of enlarging itself…
Mike Schneider, a principal anchor at Fox News Channel and the web's chief political correspondent, has ankled the post after his contract wasn't renewed.
NBC has extended its dominance of the summer primetime Nielsens with an Aug. 18-24 victory that's the Peacock's easiest in nine weeks.
In a sign of just how jittery the current Indian government is concerning foreign penetration of its broadcast skies, the authorities have asked Star TV CEO Rathikant Basu for his resignation.
"Virtual jukebox" and Internet-based music provider N2K Inc. has forged an alliance with "push" technology pioneers PointCast Inc. to provide original and comprehensive music content for a number of…
Daily Variety chief film critic Todd McCarthy was awarded the Maurice Bessy Prize for his contributions to the world of film criticism at a ceremony Monday at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Only a few days after Robert Hersov resigned as Telepiu CEO (Daily Variety, Aug. 21), new chief executive Michel Thoulouze of Canal Plus unveiled a strategy to relaunch the disappointing digital TV…
Buena Vista TV has given two thumbs up to "Siskel & Ebert" producer Stuart Cleland, promoting the longtime staff member to executive producer.
"Face/Off" electrified three Asian markets, "Con Air" and "Conspiracy Theory" slugged it out in France, "Men in Black" pulled an additional $9.8 million overseas and the Italian B.O. started to…