Hot off a Golden Globe nom for her work in "Closer," Natalie Portman is in final negotiations to topline the Wachowski brothers' "V Is for Vendetta," for Warner Bros. and producer Joel Silver.
Cable network GSN has tapped Christopher Raleigh senior VP of advertising sales. Gotham-based Raleigh, who spent the last four years as an ad sales veep at Tech TV, will report to president-CEO Rich…
Australian-born director Gregor Jordan has signed on to rewrite and direct the adaptation of John Christopher's "The Tripods Trilogy" for Walt Disney's Touchstone Pictures label.
Two upcoming Broadway revivals have completed their casting. Marsha Mason and Frances Sternhagen join the previously announced actresses of "Steel Magnolias." Delta Burke, Christine Ebersole, Rebecca…
Mark Ulano has won the presidency of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 695 over incumbent Scott Bernard by a vote of 304 to 253.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has decided to avoid the prospect of a union picket line outside its Feb. 12 scientific and technical awards dinner.
TV Guide Channel has signed Telepictures Prods.-based producers John Rieber and Alex Duda ("ElimiDate") to develop and produce original series for the cabler, reuniting them with E! alumnae Joan and…
"The Passion of the Christ" was not as big a DVD hit as many predicted, but titles including "Rundown" and "Out of Time" surpassed expectations. And the DVD business more and more has taken on the…
The Sundance Channel has bought the pay TV rights to the taped version of Tim Robbins' satirical antiwar play "Embedded." Legiter, written and directed by Robbins and performed by him and his Actors…
ABC Family has licensed 25 original unaired episodes of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" from Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. Deal extends the cabler's exclusive multiyear agreement with Warner…
After weeks of hype, Fox's unscripted special "Who's Your Daddy?" turned out to be a ratings dud -- and an ad sales orphan. In a sure sign most advertisers wanted nothing to do with the controversial…