This February sweeps is going down as one of the most competitive ever, as the nets -- NBC in particular -- shuffle their skeds midstream.
Markets & Festivals
Comedians Norm Macdonald ("The Norm Show") and Bob Odenkirk ("Mr. Show") have lined up sitcom pilots at Fox.
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment vet Matthew Baer has made a first-look producing deal with Ashok Amritraj's Hyde Park Entertainment.
Tom Clancy was very good to vidgame publisher Ubi Soft over the holidays, with titles based on his franchises sending company revenues up more than 15% for its third quarter ended Dec. 31.
Brent Hanley ("Frailty") has come aboard to rewrite "The Volunteer," with Nicolas Cage starring and producing via his Saturn Films at New Line Cinema.
Ending a bidding war with its offer of just over $1.3 million, New Line Cinema late Tuesday night snapped up Anya Kochoff's comedy script "Monster-in-Law," edging out Dimension Films.
Hip-hop impresario Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is within a hair's breadth of inking a worldwide distribution deal for his Bad Boy Entertainment imprint with Universal Motown Records Group.
Lifetime Television has ordered production on Lions Gate Television's "1-800-Missing," a tentatively titled drama pilot based on Meg Cabot's novel "1-800-Where R U."
Newmark Communications has hired veteran film distribution execs Lewis O'Neil and Stephen Rockabrand, both as executive consultants.
Trio has slated original documentary "The Blockbuster Imperative" as part of its movie-themed March sked.