Screenwriter Joss Whedon, who created "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," is close to inking a four-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV and 20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment.
Lesley Ann Warren, who recently brought the songs of Johnny Mercer to life in Broadway's "Dream," will star opposite Mario von Peebles in the independent film "Love Kills," which Peebles wrote and…
Jose Maria Mas, a 43-year-old lawyer who formerly was the secretary general of Spanish telco Telefonica, has been named president of Antena 3 TV, the highest-rated commercial station in Spain.
"Baywatch," one of the most widely watched U.S. series abroad, has been licensed by Sony Entertainment Television for its Latin American satellite channel.
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to "Beaches" author Iris Rainer Dart's dramatic comedy pitch "All the Rage," for Lobell-Bergman Prods.
Mann Theatres has named Sig Raulinaitis director of construction, overseeing the Encino-based circuit's aggressive theater-building program.
Imagine Entertainment has upped Jim Whitaker to vice president of production at the Ron Howard and Brian Grazer-run production company.
TV comedy veteran Eddie October has signed on as co-executive producer of King World Prods.' upcoming syndie talkshow with Roseanne.
Director William Friedkin made another mark in showbiz last Thursday, this time on Hollywood Boulevard, where the helmer's star was unveiled on the Walk of Fame.
Universal Pictures has hired former E! Entertainment Television exec Patricia M. Robinson for the new position of vice president of human resources.
Shipments in the recording industry dropped 9.7% in the first six months of 1997, due to a decline in record club and direct mail sales, according to figures released by the Recording Industry Assn…