Comcast and Sony took their first major step toward creating a batch of fresh cable networks in the U.S. by hiring Diane Robina, an MTV Networks maven, as president of Comcast/Sony Networks, a newly…
On the eve of the Live8 concerts, MTV viewers from 24 countries -- including nine African nations -- will quiz British Prime Minister Tony Blair today about the objectives of next week's meeting of…
Ian Holm will play Pope John Paul II in the upcoming CBS biopic about the late pontiff. Holm ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy) will portray the elder Karol Wojtyla, starting with his election to the…
Discovery Networks is going Hollywood. Company president Billy Campbell is establishing a Los Angeles base for Discovery's stable of cablers, hiring former E! Networks exec VP Mark Sonnenberg as head…
ESPN has partnered with Ben Silverman, Full Circle Entertainment and R.J. Cutler on "Bound for Glory," a reality series about a sort of real-life Bad News Bears.
The head of Russia's main film funder on Tuesday refuted allegations of corruption by Culture Minister Alexander Sokolov. Sokolov told a Saturday night TV show that the "floors of the (Federal…
"Hotel Rwanda" scribes Keir Pearson and Terry George received the Humanitas prize in the feature film category, worth $25,000, at the 30th annual Humanitas Prize luncheon Wednesday at the Universal…
In a move to head off a potential controversy, ABC has decided to shelve reality skein "Welcome to the Neighborhood" -- less than two weeks before the show was scheduled to premiere.
TV execs can rest a little easier: Movie studios aren't ready to take away their marketing dollars. At least not yet.
After just three episodes aired, TNT has renewed Kyra Sedgwick police drama "The Closer" for a second season.
Warner Bros. TV has hired Patrick Rush as the studio's new vice president of casting. Rush will oversee Warner Bros. TV's relationship with outside casting agencies, and serve as a link between the…