Hearst has acquired 50% of NorthSouth Productions, a major independent producer of non-scripted TV programming.
Mark Burnett's shingle One Three Media is planning a move into daytime as the company taps Terry Wood prexy of unscripted and original syndication.
Sony is bringing an all-CGI "Popeye" to the bigscreen, with the iconic sailor man's muscles set to pop in 3D.
Three of the four owners of the Arts & Entertainment Network -- ABC, NBC and the Hearst Corp. -- have ponied up about $ 72 million for the rights to the 12.5 % of A&E owned by Radio City Music Hall.
William Randolph Hearst Jr. said he always lived in the shadow of his newspaper magnate father although he went on to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter himself. Hearst, who had a history of…