FROM NATPEProclaiming that this was the first award he had ever received before having breakfast, Jerry Seinfeld put together a few minutes of syndie shtick in front of a near-capacity ballroom…
Markets & Festivals
FROM NATPEExpanding its commitment to local productions, Columbia TriStar's international arm is offering "As If," a half-hour dramedy produced for the British market for sale to U.S. outlets.
FROM SUNDANCE'N Sync's Lance Bass has teamed with former Playtone Co. exec Wendy Thorlakson to form the production company A Happy Place, which will produce high-concept, soundtrack-driven feature…
Netcaster AtomFilms.com is expected to announce today at NATPE that it has inked distribution deals with TiVo, In Demand and Cisneros Television Group under which the three will take more than 400…
Argentina's cinema authorities are cleaning up the Mar del Plata film fest, rocked by rows since its 1996 relaunch. The March festival will focus on the art of cinema rather than the showbiz tinsel…
FROM NATPECBS drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will become the first primetime drama to go interactive beginning in February, through a partnership with Microsoft's Web TV and Ultimate TV…
Netcaster MediaTrip.com has acquired short film "The Dancing Cow" and will bow the comedy online this week after a screening Wednesday at the Sundance Film Festival.
FROM NATPEBarbara Walters and Bill Geddie, who have been producing TV together for 13 years, have tapped Mindy Moore as supervising producer for their Buena Vista TV talker, "Iyanla."
NBC is putting "The Fighting Fitzgeralds" into the ring, greenlighting the ATG-produced laffer for a March debut. Separately, ATG has snagged a put pilot commitment from Fox for a one-hour drama to…
Two women meet and spend a cathartic night together in Patrick Stettner's flawed but interesting feature, "The Business of Strangers." This intelligently scripted drama delivers thanks to the smart…