TBS has grabbed the first broadcast window to Polygram's Michael Douglas starrer "The Game" after outbidding the USA Network in an auction that catapulted the price to a strapping $8 million.
Rysher Entertainment has appointed Mel Efros to the newly created post of senior VP of production.
Two weeks before "Mad About You" debuted on NBC, music impresario Don Was crossed paths with Paul Reiser at the airport. In short order, a theme song was born. "It happened very serendipitously,"…
Rupert Murdoch's Oz cabler Foxtel is poised for a vicious lawsuit with Australia's antitrust watchdog as hopes fade for a smooth passage of its A$650 million ($481 million) merger with embattled…
Tom Kennedy has been elected president of Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters for the 1997-98 season, while Ralph Story and Lloyd Sigmon return as VPs.
Sony Corp., Sharp Corp. and Philips Electronics N.V. have developed a test 42-inch-wide, flat-panel PALC (plasma addressed liquid crystal display). The displays are thinner than conventional monitors.
Director Bill D'Elia, working from a script by "Chicago Hope" scribes Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, breaks format and takes the five-season-old hospital drama into its riskiest, most original…
NBC Asia is crediting its move to more local programming with doubling distribution figures over the past 11 months.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame ceremony, which has had a difficult time in recent years finding networks willing to telecast it, has inked an agreement with Showtime to run…
Cynthia Mort and Brad Weston’s names were misspelled in Monday’s article about the sale of a pitch to Columbia TriStar TV and HBO. * * * Title of T.C. Smith and Peter Spears’ spec acquired by Fox…
The battle among syndication giants to secure precious time periods for their high-stakes TV series has provoked a nuclear strike by Warner Bros. Domestic Distribution against King World's…