DISC SALE: It appears Encyclopaedia Britannica has put its Compton's NewMedia unit on the block, hiring New York investment bankers Lazard Freres & Co. to handle the transaction.
The University of Southern California announced yesterday that it is getting into the business of financing features.
The William Morris Agency confirmed yesterday it has signed Matthew Modine for representation in all fields, luring the actor and emerging filmmaker away from rival International Creative Management…
Don Ohlmeyer, exec producer of NBC Sports from 1977 until 1982, gets the opportunity to return to the network in a somewhat different capacity: as president of NBC, West Coast, a newly created title…
ABC, looking to give spring tryouts to a number of backup and benched series, has announced lineup changes for March affecting five nights of programming.
Jim Lampley is expected to replace Bob Costas as the in-studio anchor of NBC Sports' football pregame show "NFL Live" at the start of next season, according to sources familiar with the deal.
Primedia Prods. and Spelling Television (Canada) are teaming to produce "Adventure Inc.," a two-hour TV pilot to be directed by Ted Kotcheff. The show has been licensed by NBC in the U.S. and CanWest…
Donald W. Ohlmeyer Jr., a 25-year veteran of network sports divisions and production, has taken the reins of NBC's entertainment operations under the newly created position of president, NBC, West…
Richard Benjamin will direct Paramount's romantic comedy "Milk Money," starring Melanie Griffith, sources confirmed yesterday.
In deference to ongoing struggles in Yugoslavia and other parts of Europe, the 43rd Berlin Intl. Film Festival (Feb. 11-22) is unspooling a double dox tribute Feb. 15.
Morgan Creek Prods. and Paul Mazursky are together again, following their collaboration on the veteran filmmaker's 1989 Oscar-nominated picture "Enemies, A Love Story."