Vanessa L. Williams is developing a half-hour comedy series with NBC Studios for the Peacock network. Deal is for Williams to star as a Broadway actress who returns to her small hometown to teach…
Markets & Festivals
In a mid-six against seven-figure deal, New Line has bought an untitled pitch for a thriller to be scripted by Jason Rothenberg and Bill Robinson. Cathy Konrad will produce.
TBS Superstation, Mandalay Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television have pacted to develop a two-hour movie based on Steven-Elliot Altman's forthcoming novel "The Deprivers."
Much of syndication posted ratings spikes for the week ending Nov. 3, as daylight-saving time concluded and November sweep episodes began.
Lit management shingle Crescendo Entertainment Group has hired manager Anthony Klish, adding six writer-directors to its client base.
The Sundance Institute and Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK have selected 12 finalists for the 2003 Sundance/NHK Intl. Filmmaker Awards.
Netco MusicMatch has inked licensing deals to use the digital catalogs of four of the five major label groups, clearing the way for the upcoming launch of its online subscription service, Artist on…
In a rare departure for the Spanish film industry, prodco Markab Creativos has created a new division to find international and local financing for the Spanish film and TV industries.
America Online head of programming James de Castro, who oversaw the company's massive AOL 8.0 rollout, has ankled his post after just seven months on the job, marking the latest in a slew of…
Miramax put in a first-time appearance at the Mannheim-Heidelberg Intl. Film Festival's co-production meetings, which wrapped Tuesday with a record attendance.
Producer-scribes Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah ("Freaks and Geeks") have set up sitcom projects at ABC and NBC as part of their overall deal with Universal Network Television.