FROM NATPEGet ready for another kind of industry convergence: The merger of advertising and programming. As the effectiveness of a traditional 30-second spot continues to decline, advertisers are…
Markets & Festivals
After years of diplomatic tension between the Italian film industry and Germany's premier film event, the 51st Berlin Intl. Film Festival will include 10 titles from Italy, making it the largest…
FROM NATPEMembers of the teen set have spoken: "Big Momma's House," "Charlie's Angels" and "The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" lead the pack with three noms each for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice…
The 28th annual Brussels film fest kicked off its awards presentation by honoring local talent. In the short Belgian film competition, top prizes went to Olivier Masset-Depasse for "Chambre Froide"…
FROM NATPEMGM's "National Enquirer's Uncovered" will not return to the dozen or so Fox-owned TV stations that currently air the soph mag. WB's "Queen Latifah" is also unlikely to be picked up for…
Palm Pictures and online counterpart Sputnik7.com have acquired three films at the Sundance Film Festival.
Memo to the feds: You worry about your business, we'll worry about ours. That was the overriding opinion of execs in the kid-TV biz at a panel Wedensday titled "The ABC's of Kid-Friendly TV."
FROM SUNDANCENew Regency Films is in final negotiations to acquire domestic rights to the big-budget Intermedia/IMF production "K-19: The Widowmaker," starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.
Tollin/Robbins Prods. has sealed a seven-figure, multi-year development pact with "The West Wing" co-exec producer Kevin Falls -- the boutique production house's first overall talent deal.
FROM NATPEWith an eye toward bolstering its TV biz, Miramax has tapped syndie vet Mort Marcus as chairman of Miramax TV & Video. Marcus had been serving as exec VP of sales and development for the…