Showtime has made a colorful, high-energy diversion from legit tuner "Reefer Madness," which in turn was based on the 1936 camp-classic film a million college kids lit up to in the '60s and '70s…
Becker Films Intl. has nabbed global rights to docu "Voices of Iraq," which it will introduce to buyers at next month's European Film Market in Berlin. The pic was culled from more than 450 hours of…
A ratings accreditation organization, which includes large media companies and advertisers, is seeking federal help in making ratings giant Nielsen Media Research comply with audits.
Parents, and not government agencies, have the primary responsibility for protecting children from indecent material on television and radio, President Bush said in an interview broadcast Sunday…
A week after Jay Leno registered boffo ratings for his Johnny Carson tribute, David Letterman is honoring the former king of latenight.
The Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times, plus News Corp.'s Fox, Viacom Inc.'s CBS and General Electric Co.'s NBC, on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision that blocked the…
ABC is giving "Adopted" a home. Net has greenlit production of a pilot for the 20th Century Fox TV half-hour laffer, based on a Groundlings sketch developed by scribes/producers Jim Rash and Nat…
As expected, the joint board of the SAG and AFTRA voted Saturday to officially approve and recommend to its joint membership a tentative three-year TV/theatrical deal reached Jan. 20 with networks…
Oscar-nominated thesp Virginia Madsen has inked to star opposite Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany in "The Wrong Element" for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will screen the 10 nominated short films in the animated and live-action categories on Feb. 22 at its Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. It's the…