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Uma Thurman is spearheading the ensemble cast of "Hysterical Blindness," which Blum Israel Prods. and Karuna Dreams will produce for HBO.
National Assn. of Broadcasting prexy-CEO Eddie Fritts on Monday admitted the broadcasting industry has never been so divided -- nor has animosity been so high -- between the Big Four and affils.
Whatever Warner Bros.' "Best in Show" failed to fetch during the kudos season, it made up for at Sunday's 15th annual American Comedy Awards at Universal Studios Z lot.
Metro TV, Indonesia's newest broadcaster, has found a powerful ally in RCTI, the country's oldest commercial web.
The beginning of Daylight Savings Time tore through much of syndication's ratings perfs during the week ended April 8, bringing some stalwarts, including "Seinfeld," to record lows.
NBC has picked up the TV pic "Ground Zero" from "Charlie's Angels" producer Leonard Goldberg; Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") and Kerr Smith ("Dawson's Creek") are set to star.
A&E has greenlit a weekly one-hour reality series from Michael Davies' Diplomatic Prods. in which everyday people will get a chance to share their wildest adventures.
Swedish financier SMI Media is investing £12 million ($17 million) into U.K. interactive television company Two Way TV.
The Peabody Awards, among the most prestigious prizes doled out every year in radio, TV and cable, has hired a new director, Horace Newcomb.