Simon Jones, who brokered the original deals to create "Pop Idol" in the U.K. and "American Idol" in the U.S., has joined Simon Cowell's production company Syco as senior VP, operations and…
Wolfram Winter, managing director of NBC Universal Global Networks Germany, is ankling his post at year's end and is expected to take the reins at upstart pay TV satellite platform Stargate.
Apple's iTunes music store is in danger of becoming unprofitable unless it can persuade people to buy more music, according to a report by technology experts Forrester Research.
Rupert Murdoch is expanding further into Italy's emerging mobile TV market, striking a deal with Vodafone to bring two of its Fox digital channels to subscribers of the mobile giant's recently…
"Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," the second movie in Disney and Walden Media's "Narnia" franchise, will qualify as a British film under the U.K.'s new cultural test, despite the fact that the…
French films closed the gap on Hollywood in the first 11 months of 2006, grabbing a 44% share of the French box office, up from 38% in the same period last year, while U.S. fare dipped 1.2% to 46%.
Metrodome has acquired all U.K. rights to Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby," which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a young woman struggling to get her life back on track after being released from prison.
Former BSkyB exec Robert Odendal will pilot Astro All Asia Networks as the Asian regional pay-TV group enjoys the successful launch of a new satellite.
In her breakthrough performance in "Mulholland Drive," Naomi Watts played a struggling actress who eventually turned homicidal. In her Oscar-nominated turn in "21 Grams," she played a coked-up…
Elie Intl. and Martone Prods. have optioned life rights to produce a film on the award-winning reporter-photographer Bernard Diederich.
While there was talk that the inspiration for Meryl Streep's performance as mythic fashionista Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada" was iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour, according to "Prada"…