NBC will air “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” Dec. 12 to counterprogram CBS' three-hour movie “Gypsy.””E.T.,” which was acquired by NBC after two Thanksgiving runs on CBS (Daily Variety, Oct. 13), will…
An attorney representing Philip L. DeGuere Jr., the writer/producer who is suing CBS over a pay-or-play deal that went sour, is seeking to disqualify the judge who will preside over the trial.
Home Box Office and its British partner Anglia TV today will announce the formation of a new U.K.-based children's TV production company, built around the talents of veteran Brit animators Brian…
Some 80 TV production and distribution companies from 18 countries have so far signed on the bottom line as exhibitors at the Mip Asia Screenings and Conferences, skedded for Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 1994, in…
TV industry vet John Goldhammer, who has been senior VP of program development at MCA TV for three years, has formed Goldhammer Prods.
A videotape editor has lost his job after he started a chain of events that led to an Australian television station broadcasting -- erroneously -- that the Queen Mother had died.
Filmmaker John Landis and producer partners Robert K. Weiss and Leslie Belzberg have extended their exclusive relationship with MCA TV, inking a new two-year deal under which they're developing two…
A Los Angeles judge has handed the Big Three networks an early Christmas present by snapping Hollywood's lock on the TV production and syndication business.
Broadcasters got bad news last week when the Bell telephone companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn legislation guaranteeing carriage of most local TV stations on cable.
Universal Television and France's top-ranked network, TF1, have agreed to develop and co-produce a primetime action hour series, "Amazons."