Back from the brink of bankruptcy, Italy's pubcaster RAI faces a difficult year of cost cuts, potential labor disputes, a sluggish advertising market and talk of a web sell-off.
Betrayal of Trust," a woman's point-of-view drama propelled by an absorbing performance from Judith Light, brings depth to that worked-over stereotype -- the manipulative, abusive shrink.
Partner Stations Network, founded four months ago by Lambert Television and five broadcasting groups comprised mostly of network affiliates (Daily Variety, Sept. 1), has stepped up its plans to…
Ray Aghayan has been named costume designer for the 66th Academy Awards show, to be produced by Gilbert Cates.
The Arbitron Co.'s exit from the TV ratings business has prompted the Assn. of Independent Television Stations to seek U.S. Dept. of Justice approval to gather data on prices charged by A.C. Nielsen…
New family on the TV block -- if another's needed -- is headed by comedian John Caponera playing John Bowman, who's married to Maureen (Eve Gordon). They, their three kids and John's associates make…
This fact-based, feel-good/overcoming-adversity vidpic is fairly innocuous and predictable (i.e., the underdog wins) and almost before its midway point, the dramatic tension is so minimal that the…
KABC-TV's early evening newscasts easily topped L.A. O&Os in Nielsen demographic ratings among both men and women during the November sweeps. But at 11 p.m., KNBC-TV tied its rival among women and…
Ontario's film and television production boom shows no signs of tapering off as this year's production levels soared past a record set in 1992.
Responding to the public's fascination with high profile court cases, Courtroom Television Network and Time-Life Video have pacted to release a series of homevideos covering many of the nation's…
An investor picked up a 4.9% stake in Interactive Network Inc. Wednesday, but the fledgling interactive TV company's strategic partners weren't the sellers, and the company's chief executive has no…