Scott Stuber and Mary Parent have acquired a comedy pitch for Universal set against the first ancient Olympics. Peter Segal ("The Longest Yard," "50 First Dates") will direct from a script being…
The eighth Slovak film fest wrapped Saturday with helmer Royston Tan's "4:30" picking up the award for film while Amat Escalante won the director's honor for Mexican/French co-production "Sangre."
Some may compare Art Basel -- the 5-year-old Miami Beach art fair -- to Mardi Gras. Or a "Supermarket Sweep" for the art world. But a more accurate template may be film fests and markets in Cannes…
NBC Universal has promoted Bridget Baker to prexy of distribution for the company's portfolio of cable networks, led by USA, Sci Fi Channel, MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo.
The History Channel has promoted Nancy Dubuc to take over as exec VP-general manager. Dan Davids, a 22-year veteran of History and parent network A&E, will leave his post as president of the net at…
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Mitch Singer to the newly created post of chief technology officer. Singer has been head of SPE's digital policy group since 2001 and will continue to seek…
FX has ordered a third season of the Morgan Spurlock docuseries "30 Days," while E! Entertainment TV has slated eight episodes of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," a new series from the team behind the…
The Federal Communications Commission heard a sorrowful tune from country music artists and indie radio station reps opposed to media consolidation.
The creative team of the recent Chicago production of "Urinetown" is firing back against its Gotham accusers, serving the Broadway creators of the show with a lawsuit seeking declaratory judgments…
Eileen Opatut has stepped down as head of original programming for MTV Networks' Logo, the cable group's fledgling channel aimed at gay auds.
BSkyB topper Dawn Airey will exit the U.K. satcaster in spring to become CEO of new rights and distribution combo Iostar.