Master Chief helped Microsoft fight off all comers in September, driving the Xbox 360 to its first sales victory over the Nintendo Wii.
United Artists has named production exec Jeff Kleeman to the newly created position of exec VP, motion picture production.
No fib: Twentieth Century Fox TV has sealed an overall deal with "L.I.E." director Michael Cuesta to develop, produce and direct series for the studio.
Leading Canuck animator Nelvana has inked a deal with Universal Studios Home Entertainment Canada under which U will manufacture and distribute DVDs in Canada based on five Nelvana properties.
Naomi Watts will star and Martin Campbell is in negotiations to direct Universal's new version of "The Birds."
Universal Pictures has set David Benioff to write an untitled drama about the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain.
Warner Home Video Germany has picked up domestic home entertainment rights to "Side Effects" ("Contergan — Eine einzige Tablette"), the controversial TV movie that became the subject of a lengthy…
U.K.-based media research company Screen Digest has bought Californian outfit Adams Media Research for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.
It is now Asia's biggest film fest, but the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival, which unspools Oct. 20-28, has been shaken to its once-inward-looking core by the soaring international status of the rival…
Since its start in 2002, the Winds of Asia section of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival has had a rep as an innovative showcase for pics from East and Southeast Asia, particularly ones by younger helmers.