After numerous attempts to gain a foothold in the U.S., DVD rental kiosks are now flourishing in places like supermarkets and fast-food restaurants. In fact, even though they represent only a small…
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It's not for everyone, admitted "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning" producers Michael Bay and Andrew Form Thursday at the pic's Chinese Theater preem -- with Bay barring his mother and Form his…
Randi Michel has been named East Coast head of talent for the William Morris Agency. The promotion was made by CEO Jim Wiatt.
Discovery Networks Intl. has commissioned series "I, Videogame" for its flagship Discovery Channel. The five 60-minute series examines the evolution of the videogame and its cultural impact on the…
The Alphabet's News Now will make its international debut on Subash Chandra's direct-to-home Dish TV Service.
Terrence Howard is set to join Robert Downey Jr. in "Iron Man." The Jon Favreau-directed film is the first to be coined through a financing arrangement that Marvel Studios formed with Merrill Lynch…
In tandem with the opening of Mipcom Jr., Alliance Entertainment announced the creation of a licensing unit called NCircle Entertainment. Unit, focused on family and child-friendly products, expands…
Scandi sales agent NonStop Sales has picked up sales and distribution rights for Finnish 3-D animation "The Emperor's Secret." Pic, produced by Helsinki-Filmi and helmed by Riina Hyytia, will have a…
FremantleMedia has licensed its drama series "Falcon Beach" in 24 territories, including just concluded deals in Bulgaria, Greece and with the Sony Channel in Latin America.
Canada's Chum TV is launching its locally focused Citytv format in Beirut, via a deal with Takhayal Entertainment.