Encore Media Group has acquired 28 films from Sony Pictures Classics, including five titles in the firstrun pay TV window: "Central Station," "Tango," "Dancing at Lughnasa," "Men With Guns" and "The…
NBC pulled the plug on the Paramount comedy "Lateline" Wednesday, while CBS gave the boot to the MGM/Trilogy oater "Magnificent Seven" and ABC ended the midseason drama "Strange World" two weeks…
Before agreeing to produce any new series for UPN, Columbia TriStar TV asked the netlet for -- but did not receive -- a clause in its contracts guaranteeing that UPN would not only cover all license…
Pamela Anderson Lee kicked some sand in the face of her old beach "Baywatch" buddies during the February sweep. Lee's frosh actioner "V.I.P." narrowly beat the enduring "Baywatch," according to the…
As part of its commitment to televising world premiere movies, Sundance Channel has acquired the cable rights to William Roth's "Floating" and Bruce Sweeney's "Dirty."
Barbra Streisand's Gotham-based production company has paid five figures up front for exclusive rights to "A Trick of Light," first-time novelist Karen Blomain's yet unpublished story about love and…
Jane Seymour has signed on to star in a "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" telepic that CBS plans to have on the air in time for May sweeps.
Looking to pounce on the primetime animation boom, Stone Stanley Prods. has inked a deal with animator Walter Santucci to develop a TV series based on his "Evil Cat" character.
Novelist Anne Tyler is adept at capturing the nuances of the human psyche, from its neurotic frailties to its surprising depths of valor. Director James Lapine and writer Steven Rogers mirror that…
Richard Schilling has been tapped as producer for "Passions," the new NBC sudser launching July 5.
Forget the Spice Girls. "Dear America," based on the popular Scholastic books series, is real girl power. This brilliant merging of history and entertainment presents fictionalized accounts of real…