The international TV biz is abuzz with the news that NBC is getting out of the foreign distribution business by sealing a deal with MGM to represent its product overseas. The deal is likely to be…
Markets & Festivals
While TV execs continued to zip in and out of meeting rooms during day two of NATPE, several high-profile strips were still looking for major-market station clearances.
Gaylord Films will finance and produce Rob Ritger's comedy "American Mullet," with company prexy Hunt Lowry and head of production Casey La Scala on board to produce.
As the nets put the finishing touches on their drama development, Fox has decided to make the trip to "Pasadena," while CBS has enlisted in the World War II drama "Sam's Circus."
Producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Election") are carving out a book niche for themselves, grabbing the rights to Scott Phillips' "Ice Harvest," Myla Goldberg's "Bee Season" and "Election"…
Audiences looking for something fresh and different, not to mention a head trip, will find it in "Waking Life," an appealing new work from Richard Linklater. Pic possesses a sort of floating…
FROM NATPERosie O'Donnell, Judge Judy, Hercules. And now John Edward. He's the psychic talk-show personality from the Sci Fi Channel whose nightly half-hour show "Crossing Over" is emerging as the…
The Off Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" does something unusual for an original stage rock musical: It actually rocks. Musically, the same can be said for the film version. But otherwise…
Documentarians must navigate choppy waters to find funding, while fighting off networks who want to bully their way to full ownership of their projects. That was the collective opinion of panelists…
If Washington won't require cablers to help broadcasters go digital, then broadcasters will have to put even more emphasis on using some of the free spectrum for non-traditional content, such as Web…