Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO of Comcast, has signed a new four-year contract with the company that will up his base salary from $2 million a year to $2.5 million.
After months of talks he characterized as "friendly," John Malone said he was unable to reach a deal with Rupert Murdoch on how to exit his 18% stake in News Corp.
"Law & Order" co-exec producer Rick Eid is staying with the (Dick) Wolf pack, inking a rich two-year pact with the producer's NBC Universal Television Studios-based banner.
As DreamWorks and Universal enter into a two-month discussion period over the sale of the former, the studio built by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen is sending out a message of…
Ross Hair has been promoted to senior VP, international networks, Europe, for Sony Pictures Television Intl. Hair will have oversight of Sony's AXN channels in Europe and the Middle East as well as…
Spain's Filmax Entertainment continues its push into English-language films with the $5.6 million rural thriller "The Backwoods" (El bosque de las sombras). British thesp Gary Oldman toplines the…
The great papal race is on, as ABC announced Friday that it has begun production on its Pope John Paul II telepic in Lithuania. CBS was first to announce a John Paul II longform soon after the pope's…
Jon Gordon has joined Universal Pictures as a president of production, a title he'll share with the recently promoted Donna Langley. Gordon, currently a co-prexy of production at Miramax Films, had…
Warner Bros. let out a rebel yell for its return to Dixie as "The Dukes of Hazzard" jumped to a $30.6 million opening. TV skein redux, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica…