"The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin and exec producer John Wells say it's unfair to compare the way the White House series compensates its writers with how other dramas reward their scribes.
Aaron Ray's 9 Yards Entertainment has acquired comedy management firm Shapiro/Murray, which reps clients such as Louie Anderson and Dom Irrera.
The Fox Network's decision to pay a staggering $1.6 billion for NASCAR rights last year paid off as the final Nielsen numbers -- compiled for the first six months of 2001 -- "exceeded the…
King World has locked up distribution rights to a syndicated TV talkshow to be hosted by Dr. Phil McGraw, the relationship guru who presides over "The Oprah Winfrey Show" every Tuesday.
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With a new regime firmly in power at CNN, veteran executive Tom Johnson abruptly announced Thursday that he will retire from his daily operating responsibilities at the news net.
Despite an overall market that was down, CBS managed to wrangle slight increases from media buyers and, fueled by "Survivor" and "C.S.I.," boosted its Thursday night revenue by more than $100 million…
Peter Johansen has been tapped producer of CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn." Johansen replaces exec producer Mary Connelly and assumes her duties.
"Citizen Kane," the movie often called and voted the best film of all time, will be introduced on DVD for the first time in a 60th anniversary collector's edition on Sept. 25.
Benjamin Bratt will star as a Latino private detective in TNT's original movie "Chico Cervantes"
Christina Jutterstrom, one of Sweden's top newspaper editors, was appointed CEO of Swedish pubcaster SVT on Wednesday, replacing Maria Curman, who was ousted May 21.