India's UTV and Malaysia's Astro Monday give official start to youth TV channel Bindass, amid a fanfare that makes it one of the most expensive net launches in the country's history.
TBS, a brass-knuckles competitor to TV stations for sitcom rights, has just gotten stronger, signing a deal with Twentieth TV for an exclusive window to "My Name Is Earl" 18 months before it becomes…
With studio accounting practices in the spotlight during contract negotiations, a ruling last week by a federal judge could become grist for the Hollywood guilds.
"Hostel" helmer Eli Roth is set to write and direct a seg of "Heroes: Origins," the spinoff of the hit Peacock drama "Heroes," while Michael Dougherty ("Superman Returns") is also onboard to pen an…
NBC's Conan O'Brien will host a gala at the New York Comedy Festival to benefit the Bob Woodruff Family Fund, which provides assistance to families of wounded military service members.
Colin Vaines has ankled as the London-based exec VP of European production for the Weinstein Co. to move to Los Angeles as co-president of production for Graham King's GK Films.
Jason Bateman has been set to join Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in "State of Play," the Kevin Macdonald-directed adaptation of the British miniseries for Universal Pictures and Working Title.
Magnolia's fledgling genre label Magnet will release action pics "Kiltro" and "Mirageman" in 2008 and will co-produce a third untitled film currently in development.
"Sex and the City" scribe Cindy Chupack has partnered with producer JoAnn Alfano to create a new anthology series for NBC.
Asian film and TV distributor Tai Seng Entertainment has licensed two of Sony Pictures Television Intl.'s most popular Taiwanese gameshows for IPTV broadcast in North America.
Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac will star as estranged soul-singing legends on a reunion tour in "Soul Men," a Dimension Films comedy that will begin production Jan. 15.