Less than a month after buying a controlling interest in Hong Kong-based Star TV, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has named James F. Griffiths as managing director of the company.
In what may be the first of its kind in the country, City News Service and former CBS-TV news director John Lippman are creating a video newswire service for local television stations.
Various production companies and private public relations firms have volunteered to staff the 45th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, responding to word that CBS, NBC and Fox Broadcasting Co. have…
Forest Whitaker demonstrates mastery in his director's bow of the melodramatic "Strapped," which intros a wise young newcomer, Bokeem Woodbine, in the role of a decent, striving black youth bound by…
Nickelodeon will jump into the burgeoning children's-music marketplace by releasing a full-length album of music culled from the channel's "Ren & Stimpy" series.
Bonnie Hunt's sitcom about a jilted actress returning to her Chi apartment house and its denizens may seem unlikely, and it is -- but it is also inspired. Snappy patter, good setups and, for the most…
CBS finished first six of seven nights to claim the Aug. 9-15 Nielsen crown, while the rerun-heavy summer lineup continues to result in a significant loss of younger viewers.
It remains to be seen just how far you can go with a comedy involving a young writer and three older, in-a-rut neighbors who take him into their weekly gatherings. The fragile first chapter, with a…
Film and television director Rob Lieberman has signed on with the William Morris Agency.
Bill Wittliff, co-exec producer and, using Larry McMurtry's novel as a basis, scripter of the commanding "Lonesome Dove" miniseries, now flies alone as writer-creator of a new mini, "Ned Blessing…
ABC Sports prez Dennis Swanson called "heads" Tuesday and landed his network broadcast rights to next year's World Series.