Producing an original weekly TV series is not cheap. Yet with the popularity of HBO's "The Sopranos" and "Sex and the City," more cablers, both basic and pay, are developing and producing their own…
After a summer marred with controversy, ABC News harvested a double vote of confidence this week, nabbing Ted Koppel for another five years and raking in eleven news and documentary Emmy Awards--more…
A strong fourth quarter for its TV productions, including a telecast of the 27th annual daytime Emmys, helped Dick Clark Prods. get back into the black for the period and also post a 278% improvement…
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has organized the workers on "Arrest and Trial," a reality series for broadcast syndication produced by Studios USA's First Run Prods.
Since doing research for his 1981 film "Prince of the City," veteran director Sidney Lumet has wanted to delve into the world of the prosecutors, defense attorneys and accused who inhabit New York's…
After a summer of tribal councils and final answers, network television's ready to get back into the business of shows-- the kind with scripts and stars and no promise of a million-dollar payoff.
It's a long way from directing Leonardo DiCaprio on a Thai beach to the slums of Manchester, but Danny Boyle is returning to his roots. In his first outing since "The Beach," Boyle has signed up to…
Last season, Fox got off to an exceedingly rocky start but righted itself significantly with two midseason successes: "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Titus." The last several years, in fact, have seen…
ABC is trying to make it easier for advertisers to spend money by creating "ABC Unlimited," an integrated sales and market unit that will offer one-stop shopping for broadcast TV, cable, syndication…
Rainbow Media's MetroChannels -- a network of channels catering to the Tri-State region -- has announced a new round-the-clock special, "Full Frontal Fashion," to air Sept. 14-24.