As the 40th annual NATPE confab began to wind down Wednesday, the org's prexy-CEO Bruce Johansen announced he would be stepping down as the association's top exec as soon as a replacement is found.
Markets & Festivals
Fox has greenlit a pair of pilots about powerful, supernatural-charged women, while CBS will travel to Michigan for a take on FBI agents.
Ending a contractual impasse via weeks of negotiations, Creative Artists Agency announced Wednesday that Nick Styne has officially joined CAA's motion picture talent department.
Reality TV is about to get a lot taller. The National Basketball Assn. has signed a deal with Reveille Entertainment and Original TV to develop weekly one-hour series "Who Wants to Be an NBA/WNBA…
Lions Gate has bought back video distribution rights to nearly two dozen of its biggest titles from Universal Studios Home Video, including "Affliction," "Gods and Monsters" and "American Psycho."
IATSE prexy Thomas Short has joined the push for early negotiations for the town's writers and actors.
Brian Grazer, co-chairman of film and TV producer Imagine Entertainment, will be honored at ShoWest 2003 with a lifetime achievement award.
Danish toy giant Lego has taken a brick out of its wall, building production company Create TV & Film out of its Lego Media Intl. unit's TV and film division.
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%