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DOMBROWER

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Jim Henson Prods. Inc. announced Wednesday that Eddie Dombrower has been promoted from director to VP of Jim Henson Interactive. In his new post, Dombrower will be in charge of the Los Angeles-based…

OSCAR WATCH

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Quincy Jones, who produced last year’s Academy Awards show with partner David Salzman, will be a presenter on the upcoming Oscarcast. It’s his fourth stint as a presenter. Jones received the Jean…

Jackson in ‘Red’ for NL

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Samuel L. Jackson and Greta Scacchi are set to play “The Red Violin” for New Line Intl. and three other overseas companies in New Line’s first international co-production, the company announced…

DICSO FETED WITH DGA KUDOS

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Joseph Dicso will receive the Directors Guild of America’s Franklin J. Schaffner Award, given to an associate director or stage manager in recognition of service to the industry and the guild. Dicso…

BRILL EXITS COURT TV

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NEW YORK — Court TV founder and chairman Steven Brill is quitting the cable network and its sibling publisher, American Lawyer Media, after unsuccessfully attempting a buyout of the two businesses…

‘Flynt’ poster

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PARIS — “Larry Flynt” is back in court, this time in Paris. A small group of Catholics and a right-wing association will find out today whether a French court bans the ad poster for Milos Forman’s…

Witt, Harris endow USC

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Producer Paul Junger Witt and writer Susan Harris have endowed the Witt-Thomas-Harris Comedy Production Course with a gift to the University of Southern California. The gift, the amount of which was…

TOUGH TIMES IN JAPAN

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TOKYO — Two Japanese network news departments have been going through embarrassing times, with one being accused of fanning the flames of an international incident and another losing a top…

VIACOM RADIO SIGNS OFF

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– Viacom Inc. has agreed to sell its radio station group for $1.075 billion to Evergreen Media Corp, it said Monday, in a sign that the radio bubble hasn’t burst yet. Separately, Evergreen is merging…

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