ABC has tapped longform vet Quinn Taylor to head up movies and miniseries for the net. Taylor, who's been at the Alphabet since 1996, will keep his current senior VP title while assuming overall…
Markets & Festivals
New Line Cinema has acquired the high school comedy spec "Hal Buckley" from first-time writers Chris Papierniak & Deena Berezin and Immortal Films.
Sony label Screen Gems has acquired the thriller spec "Streaming Evil" and plans to put the project into production this summer.
Fox 2000 has purchased "Battle World," a fantasy-adventure pitch from the writing duo of Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, for mid- against high-six figures.
Jeremy Davies has joined George Clooney and Natascha McElhone in the Steven Soderbergh-directed sci-fi drama "Solaris," produced by Lightstorm Entertainment for Fox.
Pierluigi Celli, former director general of Italian pubcaster RAI, looks set to become director of the Venice Intl. Film Festival.
News Tuesday that AOL hit the 34 million subscriber mark was too little, and too late for Wall Street, which has grown steadily disillusioned with America Online and its corporate parent, AOL Time…
SAG chief Robert Pisano has warned that one or more of the big five agencies would disenfranchise and operate without guild rules if the tentative deal with the Assn. of Talent Agents is not approved.
Larry Kasanoff's Threshold Entertainment has purchased all remake rights to the Japanese 1994 anime blockbuster "Ninja Scroll" from Japanese anime studio Madhouse. Acquisition marks Threshold's first…
David O. Russell has joined Anthony Edwards' and Dante Di Loreto's Aviator Films in developing an original pic for HBO about the unusual life of animal scientist Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
USA Home Entertainment is being dissolved as a result of Vivendi Universal's $10.3 billion acquisition of USA Networks in December, USA and Universal executives confirmed Tuesday.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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