NBC appears likely to get itself an O&O station in Dallas after all. Investment firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst on Wednesday upped its bid for Lin Television to the tune of $2 billion, surpassing a…
Officially Mifed still has two days to run, but in reality the serious trading ended Wednesday as the big buyers prepared to leave town and the leading sales companies hustled to close their final…
Perennial cable industry awards dominator HBO held to form, winning nearly half (11) of the 24 crafts and international honors announced Wednesday for the 19th annual CableAce Awards presented by the…
A week before Halloween, Dr. Death speaks out! In connection with HBO's airing next month of the docu "Calling Dr. Kevorkian: A Date With Dr. Death," the usually press-shy physician and his attorney…
The USC School of Cinema-Television has raised the curtain on the campus's new TV production center and student-run TV station.
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Teenage sensation LeAnn Rimes returned to the top spot on the nation's album sales chart as the late John Denver ended a 15-year absence from the listing, according to sales data released Wednesday.
Legendary film composer Alfred Newman (1901-70), a pioneering force in Hollywood music, is the subject of an independent documentary about his life and work.
Sony announced in May it had a high-capacity optical disc that would rival the digital videodisc random access memory (DVD-RAM) format, and on Wednesday the electronics giant said it has made the…
Noah Wyle is set to star as a Third Reich mastermind in the Euro co-production "The Populist," to be directed by Ted Kotcheff from a script by Oscar-winning "Gandhi" scribe John Briley.
Actress Christine Taylor, who starred in Fox's short-lived sitcom "Party Girl" last season, has inked a one-year development deal with Brillstein-Grey Entertainment.