Warp X, a low-budget digital film studio backed by the U.K. Film Council and FilmFour, will open for business March 23. The venture, founded by producers Mark Herbert and Robin Gutch, has hired Barry…
"Emily's Reasons Why Not" creator Emily Kapnek is setting up shop at NBC Universal, inking a two-script deal with the Peacock's studio arm. Kapnek has already started early development on one concept…
John Cusack will star in the bigscreen adaptation of Stephen King's short story "1408" for helmer Mikael Hafstrom, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dimension Films.
Jon Avnet is set to direct action thriller "Second World," which Emmett/Furla Films will produce with Avent's Brooklyn Films.
New Line has decided to "Lift Every Voice," picking up a pitch by scribe Bobby Smith Jr. ("Their Eyes Were Watching God") about gospel choir competitions and setting it up with veteran manager Holly…
The Jim Henson Company has optioned the SF Said fantasy novel "Varjak Paw" and will develop the property as an animated film. Dave McKean, who illustrated the book and just directed the Henson pic…
The first fallout from the loss of New York Mets games has hit Fox Sports New York: The network was downgraded as of Wednesday from analog to digital by Time Warner Cable of New York City.
Marketing exec Lori Drazen has been named senior VP of Warner Bros.' in-house creative arm, the Idea Place.
HBO Films development and production exec Keri Putnam has ankled the post to join Miramax -- the Walt Disney Co.'s specialty film division -- as prexy of production.
Hollywood's propmakers local has overwhelmingly voted down ratification of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees' Hollywood agreement, signaling significant dissatisfaction with the…
TiVo continued to struggle over the holidays, watching its subscriber additions dip despite an intensive marketing effort. DVR pioneer made progress in cutting its net loss, however, and said…