NBC has signed actor Ed Kerr to a development deal making the unknown young actor -- who has appeared in one TV commercial -- exclusive to the network for both series and pilots. The relatively…
After a slow start, it appears ABC's college football pay-per-view experiment may be on its way to reaching an audience of 25,000 or more each week, according to Scott Kurnit, president of Showtime…
Further positioning its upcoming holiday release "Hoffa" as a major motion picture event, 20th Century Fox has decided to go out with 75-100 70mm prints of the film to lock up a bigger number of…
Sovereign Pictures announced yesterday it intends to have Andy Vajna's Cinergi manage its library, as expected, supplanting a rival bid from The Movie Group (Daily Variety, Oct. 8).
The 28th annual Chicago Intl. Film Festival opens today with a gala tribute to two-time Oscar-winner Jack Lemmon, who will receive the fest's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Creative Artists Agency is looking more like an advertising agency every day.
Media General Inc. posted a third-quarter net profit of $ 1.9 million (7 cents a share).
Edward James Olmos is a man in demand these days.
Fox parent News Corp. and French pay-TV giant Canal Plus announced yesterday that they would be teaming to develop new TV services in Europe.
After failing to launch Dr. David Viscott's local late night call-in program in national syndication, KNBC-TV will offer a new live 90-minute morning strip edition hosted by the on-air therapist…
A judge yesterday approved a plan placing Martha Raye's finances under the care of a conservator. Raye, 76, has had several strokes and fought an effort begun last year by her daughter, Melodye…