While this week's annual NATPE programming confab is expected to be decidedly low-key, attendees will be armed with proof that out-of-the-box domestic hits are still possible -- and sustainable.
Markets & Festivals
Paramount Pictures has decided it needs another paycheck in order to make "Paycheck." Studio has agreed to bring on DreamWorks to co-finance the sci-fi thriller, which will topline Ben Affleck with…
Mmm . . . renewal: Fox has greenlit two more seasons of animated powerhouse "The Simpsons" and another year of its Sunday benchmate "King of the Hill."
NBC is getting into "The Restaurant" business with Ben Silverman and Mark Burnett. Peacock has finalized plans for the summer bow of a six-hour unscripted ensemble workplace drama from the duo that…
Brett Butler will star in a revival of "McCloud" for USA Network, as the basic cabler continues to mine the U library.
Paramount Pictures has bought the Sophie Kinsella novel "Can You Keep a Secret?" and will develop it as a starring vehicle for Kate Hudson.
Four of the five FCC commissioners Thursday said they're stumped, frustrated and downright scared courts will toss out key restrictions on media ownership -- unless they're handed hard data showing…
There's order in the Peacock court: NBC has greenlit a slate of lawyer-heavy drama pilots for the 2003-04 season. Three of the net's six pilots will have some sort of law-based premise, including…
The scribes behind "About Schmidt," "Adaptation," "The Hours," "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "The Pianist" have been nominated for USC's Scripter Award, an honor bestowed on both the…
The Sundance Institute and Japanese public broadcaster NHK have bestowed their Sundance/NHK Intl. Filmmakers awards. The winning filmmakers will accept their kudos at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival…