Telemesse, Germany's main trade show for TV commercials, will unspool in Cologne Aug. 19-20.
Markets & Festivals
Paramount Classics preemed "Festival in Cannes" at three locations recently.
Films from the unlikely combo of Disney and Iran will grab the spotlight at the Cairo Intl. Children's Film Festival which kicked off Thursday.
Pacific Theaters will charge $14 for tickets at its all-reservation ArcLight multiplex adjacent to Hollywood's historic Cinerama Dome -- a price exceeding even the costliest tickets at the recently…
Michael Fleming: Dish
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…
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.