German outfit Earth Television Network will take reality TV one step further when it unveils two series and its Earth TV Net broadcast technology at Mip.
Todd Black and Jason Blumenthal's Escape Artists has acquired the Richard McBrien thriller spec with the working title "Nautica" in a mid-six-figure deal.
Angst need not apply: ABC hopes to expand its reach next fall by developing lighter, more accessible series.
Anthony Romano and Michel Shane's Magellan Filmed Entertainment ("Catch Me If You Can") has pacted with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. to adapt the city's auto-theft task force as a reality-based…
The Walt Disney Co. has purchased psychological thriller "The Mystic," a pitch from scribes Scott Derrickson and Paul Boardman, to be produced by Lauren Lloyd.
Boy band megastar Justin Timberlake -- aka The Cute One of 'NSYNC -- is in talks to join the cast of "The O.Z.," Fox's hip-hop adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz."
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has signed on to play a small role in the Steven Spieiberg helmed "Minority Report," which starts production today. The Fox-DreamWorks co-production stars Tom…
"Monty Python"-er John Cleese is in negotiations to star in the ABC comedy pilot "HMO," which would mark his first regular TV gig this side of the pond.
Bill Mechanic's Pandemonium shingle is in early negotiations with scribe Ehren Kruger ("Scream 3") and producers Mark Wolper and Roy Lee to develop "Time Is Money," based on the short story by Lee…
Production shingle Newman-Tooley has acquired F. Paul Benz and Steve Tomlin's script "Blind Horizon" in a deal worth six figures. Story focuses on a man found near death in the desert who once…
Money-losing satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications, which scored a coup by landing Japanese broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer final, will broadcast the games free to woo new…