Exec Shuffle


Rob Hooke has been named senior counsel at Request. Hooke moves up from his counsel post at the pay-per-view service, and will be responsible for overseeing all affiliate contracts and negotiations…

Inside Moves


Can Mike Nichols trim the budget on “Primary Colors” from $75 million to $50 million? That’s the latest in the ongoing saga of when the high-profile novel will make it to the bigscreen. There seems…

KCAL to ax tabmag pair


KCAL has firm plans to dump the King World magazine series “Inside Edition” and “American Journal” from the 7 p.m. access slot and replace the duo with an additional hour of news to create a…




Closing his letter to Viacom attorneys with “MTV’s corporate pollution must stop – or else,” attorney and Christian right activist Jack Thompson threatened Monday to organize a boycott against the…

Gems adds macho to mix


MIAMI – Gems Television, the 24-hour Spanish-lingo net targeting women age 18 to 40, has repositioned its programming to include men and children in its mix. “We’ve gone from an exclusive female…

WB Records ups Merlis


Warner Bros. Records has upped media maven Bob Merlis to the newly created post of senior veep of worldwide corporate communications. The industry vet will continue to represent the label and its…

Network Ent., Wildstorm pact


SYDNEY – After nearly 12 months of talks, Aussie distribber Network Entertainment has inked a co-production and international distribution deal with the USA’s Image Comics subsid Wildstorm Prods. It…

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