FROM NATPEHigh-definition TV, which is so far a bust because nobody is buying the expensive HDTV sets, could get a jump start due to the delivery of professional sports in high-def to sports bars and…
FROM NATPELocal stations may feel the need to have an online presence, but station managers are still scratching their heads as to what programming Netizens demand or how to turn the dot-coms into…
Tollin/Robbins Prods. has sealed a seven-figure, multi-year development pact with "The West Wing" co-exec producer Kevin Falls -- the boutique production house's first overall talent deal.
FROM NATPERecession, reschmession: Media buyers and sales execs believe now is the time for advertisers to expand, not cut, their presence.
NBC vet Rosalyn Weinman, executive vice president, broadcast content and East Coast entertainment, is leaving the Peacock to pursue a writing and producing career. Ted Cordes, VP of broadcast…
FROM NATPENAACP president Kweisi Mfume on Tuesday revisited the idea of a possible viewer network boycott, saying hope is waning that the broadcasting industry is doing enough when it comes to…
CBS Broadcasting has sued the Carsey-Werner Co. for allegedly failing to repay a loan of $53.3 million that funded production of the series "Cybill."
The Australian and German governments have inked a treaty to increase film and TV co-productions. Product made under the agreement will be eligible for government funding in each country.
FROM NATPEWith an eye toward bolstering its TV biz, Miramax has tapped syndie vet Mort Marcus as chairman of Miramax TV & Video. Marcus had been serving as exec VP of sales and development for the…
Twentieth Century Fox has sold its theatricals "X-Men," "Big Momma's House" and "Me, Myself & Irene," along with four others, in an exclusive deal with the Fox network and its cable siblings FX and…
Got a problem with Fox's reality hit "Temptation Island?" Don't bitch about it to News Corp. prexy and chief operating officer Peter Chernin.