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Thompson tops Beeb pix

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LONDON — The BBC is set to name David Thompson as its new head of films and single drama, previously two separate jobs that have now been rolled into one. The pubcaster is also pushing ahead with…

INSIDE MOVES

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Wall has been tapped executive producer of the WB’s much-anticipated fall comedy starring Tom Arnold, tentatively titled “The Tom Show.” Wall, who will executive produce with Arnold, most recently…

Evergreen still growing

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NEW YORK — Evergreen Media Corp., soon to merge with Chancellor Broadcasting, is buying five more radio stations in three major markets for $340 million, it said Thursday. It also disclosed an…

Tips from the experts

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Tips from the experts: * Work with an agent who specializes in your desired area. Someone with a well-established network can show you homes before they hit the market. * First-time buyers should be…

SHAPIRO’S NEW LINE

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Shoring up its distribbing network, New Line Cinema Thursday named Al Shapiro president of domestic theatrical distribution. Shapiro, who began his feature film career as an usher in 1957 at the…

FUN, WAL-MART STYLE

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NEW YORK — Carmike Cinemas Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have both built successful businesses serving rural markets, primarily in the South and Midwest. Now the two have formed a joint venture to…

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