The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a grant of $50,000 to the Assn. of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), a trade org concerned with the collection, preservation, and…
HBO has signed Chris Rock to a new three-year exclusive deal covering 13 episodes of his latenight talk/variety half-hour, which kicks off its third season next month, and two standup specials.
Screen Actors Guild board members meeting over the weekend in Los Angeles postponed a decision on whether to recommend to the SAG membership a possible merger with the American Federation of…
Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Norm Macdonald is in early talks with several Hollywood studios about starring in his own TV sitcom.
Mayor Rudolph Giuliani last week unveiled plans for a $120 million television and film production studio to be built in downtown Manhattan.
FCC Chairman William Kennard will be hosting a roundtable discussion on minority opportunities with several leading broadcasters, including CBS' Mel Karmazin, Clear Channel's Lowry Mays, Jacor's…
Bill Cosby will team with kids cable web Nickelodeon to produce an animated preschool series called "Little Bill" based on a book series authored by Cosby.
Conan O'Brien will mark five years on "Late Night" with his first primetime special.
Channel Four Intl. has tapped Bernard MacLeod as managing director, with a remit to expand the channel's program rights exploitation activity both overseas and within the U.K.
In a deal with Studios USA Pictures and Wolf Films, NBC will be spinning off its acclaimed drama "Law & Order" into a two-hour world premiere movie this fall, a move that could turn the series into a…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has completed the yearly shuffle of its board of governors, electing 13 men to the 39-member body.