At least four shareholders in Lin Television have filed lawsuits to block the station group's planned $1.7 billion merger with a subsidiary of investment firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Inc.
UPN's season launch of its Wednesday lineup was the second-highest-rated night in the history of the netlet and its highest-rated Wednesday ever in overnight markets.
Sony Corp. and a group of five other companies announced Thursday the specifications for a rewritable optical disc, which is designed to offer greater compatibility and memory than a rewritable…
E.W. Scripps has sold its two San Antonio outlets, KENS-TV and KENS-AM, to A.H. Belo in exchange for Belo's 56% stake in the TV Food Network and $75 million in cash. Sources say the overall value of…
Attorney Michael Rubel has joined Creative Artists Agency as general counsel at the percentery. Rubel joins CAA from Del, Rubel, Shaw, Mason & Derin, where he was a managing partner.
Representatives from the U.S. film industry and France's rights collection agency Sacem have agreed to continue the Franco American Fund for Cinema and Television, set up last year to help young…
In spite of a strong start last month, ratings for syndication's new latenight contenders, Buena Vista TV's "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" and Columbia TriStar's "Vibe," are trending down.
Universal Pictures has beamed in Michael Cooney's pitch "Earth Dick" for a low six-figure to mid-six-figure pricetag, sources said Thursday.
Tensions between the European and American film industries were very much in evidence Thursday at a conference at the Hotel des Bains, sponsored by Italian TV net RAI.
The first project to come out of the newly formed Singer-White Entertainment will be "Flying Blind," a USA Network telepic starring Claudia Christian, who recently ankled the syndie sci-fi series…