The ever-lengthening shadow of pay TV fell over the third edition of Midia '98, the three-day, Latin American film and TV market which wrapped Thursday in Madrid.
HBO Pictures has become the odds-on favorite to produce Ridley Scott's "RKO 281," a proposed docudrama about the controversy that damaged the box office for "Citizen Kane."
NBC Sports executive vice president Ken Schanzer has been named president of the division.
Twentieth Century Fox TV has inked an overall deal with feature filmmaker Mick Jackson, who has directed such pics as "L.A. Story," "Volcano" and "The Bodyguard."
Spectacle, the 18-month-old interactive cable and digital service devoted to culture, is to shutter, becoming France's first thematic channel to close.
Actor George Clooney has signed separate two-year development deals with CBS and with Warner Bros. TV. The CBS deal, which calls for Clooney to develop and produce TV series and longform projects…
Getting inside the American indie scene is the focus of "Independent Spotlight," a half-hour TV pilot hosted by AFI Fest director Jon Fitzgerald and actress-producer Meredith Scott Lynn.
Hong Kong action director John Woo, who scored big with last summer's theatrical hit "Face/Off," has become such a brand name that even a busted two-hour pilot he produced and directed two years ago…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will bestow its 1998 Governors Award honor on National Geographic Television and the Learning Channel cabler.
UPN's performance in the recently completed advertising upfront was not as rosy as previously thought, according to sources close to the weblet and media buyers.
TV docu distrib Unapix Entertainment has signed its biggest co-production deal ever: It will generate 24 hours of primetime programming for Discovery Channel and its sister network Learning Channel.