Time Warner has closed a deal to buy out Liberty's 50% stake in Court TV for $735 million. Net now will be fully owned by TW's Turner Broadcasting and run by current Court TV prexy-chief operating…
Bavaria Film Intl. has picked up world rights to Cannes Intl. Critics Week screener "Komma." Directed by Belgium's Martine Doyen, it tells the story of 50-year-old Peter, an imposter who takes on the…
John Davis has named production exec Derek Dauchy president of production at his Fox-based shingle, replacing longtime chief Wyck Godfrey. Dauchy was head of development at Revolution Studios, where…
NBC has decided to pull the plug on Dick Wolf's "Conviction," while ABC is halting its "Invasion." With less than 24 hours to go before the Peacock kicks off upfront week in Gotham, final decisions…
Artificial Eye, the U.K's leading arthouse and foreign-language distrib, has been acquired by theater owner ACT and media investment fund Knatchbull. Artificial Eye owns a library of more than 200…
A weak $20.3 million opening for "Poseidon" was grim news for Warner Bros., which will have to count on foreign grosses to avoid a financial bath on the $150 million-plus remake.
Director Monte Hellman will head the jury of the 59th Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard section, while Belgian helming duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will lead the jury for the Camera d'Or.
In his first big public speech since being appointed last fall, ITV's director of television Simon Shaps offered a mea culpa and laid out a plan for modernization that he said involves taking more…
Brit thesp Chris Langham, who won for comedy performance at Sunday's BAFTA TV awards, has been charged with 15 counts of making indecent images of children.
Strands: Undeterred by "mixed" reviews for its Tolkien tuner, the British production team behind mammoth "The Lord of the Rings" was all set to take up residence in 2007 at London's giant Dominion…