"I am a dealmaker." Donald Trump's clarion call is resonating strongly in the show business community -— an assemblage that usually leans to the left. "He follows his gut," one CEO confided to me…
Merv Adelson, the Lorimar co-founder who produced some of TV’s biggest hits of the 1970s and 80s, has died at 85. Adelson’s long career was marked by highs and lows that were equally spectacular. He…
Richard Branca, Sony Pictures’ executive VP, post-production services, will leave the studio this month after more than 20 years on the lot. Branca oversees a range of services, including sound…
Producer Robert E. Relyea, who worked on pics alongside Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Steve McQueen (pictured with Relyea at left), and held top production posts at Paramount, Lorimar and MGM/UA…
Influential TV mogul Lee Rich, who ran Lorimar Television and later MGM/UA, and won an Emmy for producing "The Waltons," died of lung cancer Friday in Los Angeles. He was 93.
Edward O. Denault, who was head of production at CBS and later VP of production at Lorimar Television, died Aug. 21 in Mission Viejo, Calif., of heart failure. He was 86.
Andrew Ackerman, TV producer and former executive VP for Warner Brothers TV, died July 27 of cancer in Los Angeles.
Merv Adelson was one of the richest men in the industry. He married the country's most famous female journalist, befriended presidents and once led on e of TV's most prolific production houses. Then…
Paramount Network TV has inked a two-year overall deal with producer and former studio chief Lee Rich. Rich, who headed both MGM/UA and Lorimar Prods. as CEO, will develop TV series, telefilms and…
Suppliers may have gotten a preview of the world after fin-syn on Sunday, as ABC slotted a show starring Paula Poundstone that wasn't on its development slate and didn't have a pilot but comes from…