Two first-year sitcoms have been picked up for additional episodes, with CBS giving a full-season commitment to TriStar TV's "The Nanny," while NBC confirmed punching up additional episodes of its…
Independent Artists Pictures Corp. sued Panda Pictures Inc., the startup considering taking control of Cannon Pictures Inc., for ousting it from the deal.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters has joined with other trade organizations in challenging a new law that limits the deductibility of lobbying as a business expense.
The British government has launched a review of U.K. media ownership laws that could make it easier for newspaper owners to enter commercial television.
The Independent Feature Project/West has established Project: Involve Prods. and will produce its first short fiction film during the summer of 1994.
ABC Entertainment prexy Ted Harbert will be the featured speaker at the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ first general membership meeting Jan. 12 at Chasen’s. * * * Frito-Lay Inc., which…
The Motion Picture Assn. of America announced Tuesday that Marsha Kessler has been promoted to veepee of cable copyright royalty and distribution and Sandra Corollo Pope to the post of director of…
The Big Mac connection is already working wonders for "Matusalem." The Quebec-made pic, which is the first local film ever to be officially sponsored by McDonald's, opened on a record 42 screens…
Universal might need an extra-long one-sheet for its big summer pic "The Flintstones," which stars John Goodman. And don't be surprised if the credits stretch to 10 minutes. All because more…
New Line Cinema production “The Mask” will be helmed by Chuck Russell. Director credit was wrong in a story Monday.
Of the top 100 global earners in film for 1993, 88 were American productions. But 52% of the total grosses was generated outside the U.S. Those are among the findings of the first Daily Variety…