Belgian pubcaster VRT, the top net for the Dutch-speaking community in Belgium, announced Friday it had appointed Siemens exec Dirk Wauters as its CEO.
Zurich-based Ascot Elite Entertainment Group has acquired rights to four horror pics for German-speaking territories.
Startup Spanish broadcaster Cuatro is launching a local version of U.K. talent show hit, "The X-Factor." Produced by Grundy Prods., the Spanish unit of FremantleMedia, "Factor X" starts casting today…
Marking the most expansive deal of its kind for the hugely popular video Web site, YouTube has signed a content partnership with the BBC that will bring news and entertainment clips to the site
Tanya Seghatchian, one of the original "Harry Potter" producers, will head the U.K. Film Council's Development Fund, which has £4 million ($7.8 million) a year to support scripts by British…
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U.S. helmer Abel Ferrara will shoot an Italo noir set in Naples, based on Italian novel "Pericle il nero" (Pericles the Black Man).
Amber Tamblyn, who starred in the Eye's critically acclaimed "Joan of Arcadia," is back at the network and set to star in the drama "Babylon Fields."
Michael Ohoven's Infinity Media ("Capote") has set up mystery/thriller "Invisible," penned by David Elliot ("Four Brothers") with Lance Larson directing.
Sony Pictures' Screen Gems has harvested the first bumper crop of aftermarket dollars from its surprise hit "Stomp the Yard," pocketing about $7 million from four cable networks: Turner's TNT and TBS…
SoapNet has ordered a fourth season of the reality contest "I Wanna Be a Soap Star" -- and this time, the winner will wind up on NBC's "Days of Our Lives."