Universal Pictures vice chairman and COO Rick Finkelstein has died, the studio confirmed on Wednesday. He was 64. The longtime executive, who had overseen the worldwide home entertainment and…
Blair Underwood is an attractive, charismatic actor, but all that charm will be put to the test and then some by "Ironside," another vintage revival that bears virtually no resemblance to the source.
The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) has added a fresh group of industry honchos to its officer ranks. Bela Bajaria, exec veep of Universal TV, has been named president; CAA’s co-head of…
NBC Universal has named Kevin MacLellan chairman of its international operations. He replaces Jeff Shell, who Monday was named chairman of the conglom’s Universal Filmed Entertainment Group in Los…
Entertainment newsmag “Extra” is moving from a mall to a theme park. The syndicated series, hosted by Maria Menounos and Mario Lopez, will kick off its 20th season from Universal Studios Hollywood…
After a major network bidding war, Tina Fey and Matt Hubbard’s untitled comedy has landed at Fox with a series commitment. The multi-cam laffer is set at a women’s college that, for the first time in…
The homegrown production boom at Telemundo reflects the company's move during the past two years to make a 90-degree shift in its programming strategy, focusing on novelas and other shows produced in…
Jordan Kerner's career as a television executive started long before he reached the network suites at ABC and Universal Television for NBC; it started in his Stanford dorm room.
Producer Will Packer has signed his first overall TV deal, inking a two-year pact with Universal TV to develop projects for the studio. “We are excited to work with Will,” said Bela Bajaria, exec…
The manliest thing about NBCU's new guy-focused Esquire channel may be the attempt to launch it.