When former radio reporter Garth Ancier ran NBC's comedy shows for then-program chief Brandon Tartikoff in the early '80s, he supervised the production of such hi ts as "Cheers ,""Family Ties,""The…
French Communications Minister Alain Carignon could define the shape of French television for the next 18 years if he manages to push new TV legislation through the National Assembly.
Romanian helmer Radu Mihaileanu's first feature, "Trahir" (Betrayal), won the Grand Prix of the Americas at the 17th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, which wound down with its closing…
Credit Barry Diller with dreaming up the Fourth Network. Diller, former chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Inc., (he now holds the same titles at QVC Network Inc.) wanted to challenge the…
The loudly heralded International Filmmakers Symposium got off to a rousing start at the Venice Film Festival Monday before a convinced audience of filmmakers and observers. Although the two-hour…
After three years manacled to his debt and under the watchful eyes of banks, Rupert Murdoch seems to have broken free to roam the world doing what he loves best -- making deals.
Australian newspaper mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. acquired Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp. in 1985 and the following year purchased Metromedia's six TV stations in the U.S., which formed the…
New York financier Mario Gabelli is part of a group reducing its Class A common shares stake in Chris-Craft Industries Inc. to 26.3%. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the…
If CBS honchos have their way, news division superstars Mike Wallace, Dan Rather and Connie Chung will anchor its new 24-hour news cable network.
"We've said consistently that we're not in the household business when it comes to ratings. We're in the demographics business," declares Sandy Grushow, current programming chief for the Fox Network.
As one of the earliest casting choices for Paramount's on-again/off-again "Beverly Hills Cop 3," newcomer Theresa Randle has nabbed the romantic lead opposite Eddie Murphy, sources said Friday.