As Oprah Winfrey's first feature pic in 12 years opened, King World Prods. clinched renewals of Winfrey's top-rated talkshow on the ABC O&Os and other stations through the 2001-02 season.
Procter & Gamble Prods. has dumped the executive producer of "Another World" in what may be a last-ditch attempt to secure a renewal for its struggling NBC sudser.
Germany leads Europe in the production of homegrown fiction programming, but lags in co-productions, a pan-European study released by the Assn. of German Television Producers just concluded.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
NBC's Friday premiere of "Trinity" is off to a decent start, but Saturday's "Wind on Water" has wiped out in preliminary national Nielsens issued over the weekend.
Producer-director St. Claire Bourne has announced he's in production on several TV projects, including the HBO doc "Gordon Parks: Half Past Autumn," co-produced by Denzel Washington, and "The Paul…
The Nielsen ratings of the newest broadcast network, the all-family Pax TV, are not bad -- for a cable network.
Gallic pay TV group Canal Plus has signed an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. for the Canal Plus pay channels in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark to carry theatrical pics from the Hollywood studio.
The lower courts are heating up, but it's chief TV justice "Judge Judy" who has amicus curiae in droves, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report.
The WB has given Fox all it can handle in the first head-to-head showdowns between "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Dawson's Creek" at 8 p.m. and "Party of Five" and "Charmed" at 9.
These are times both demonic and angelic for Murray Schisgal. The writer and producer is now part of a deal that pairs thesps Kirsten Dunst and Ellen Burstyn in a Showtime original pic, "The Devil's…