Mandate Pictures will finance, develop and handle worldwide distribution rights for "Juno," the screenwriting debut of Minneapolis-based writer Diablo Cody.
Jeff Skoll's Participant Prods. has partnered with ThinkFilm and MTV Films on the upcoming release of Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro's "Murderball."
First Look Media has picked up worldwide rights to docu "Emmanuel's Gift," planning a U.S. theatrical release for September. Oprah Winfrey narrated the film, which tells the story of a young Ghana…
ICM has hired David Shane as the agency's senior vice president of corporate communications. Shane most recently headed corporate communications at TiVo. Hire was made by ICM chief operating officer…
The supervisory board of the Berlin Film Festival has extended the contract of Dieter Kosslick, who will remain director of the fest through 2010, Berlinale organizers said Thursday.
NTL and Telewest, the U.K.'s two cable operators, are moving closer to a long-anticipated £5.9 billion ($10.7 million) merger.
RTL Group has named Ignace Van Meenen chief financial officer and head of its corporate center. He will replace Thomas Rabe, who is moving to RTL parent Bertelsmann as CFO on Jan. 1.
Germany's cartel authority on Wednesday paved the way for the merger of regional cablers Ish and Iesy, creating Germany's second-largest cable group.
The Foreign Film Importer-Distributors Assn. of Japan has named Shochiku prexy Junichi Sakomoto its chairman.
DreamWorks and European broadcaster SBS have extended their output agreements by five years. Deals, finalized during May's L.A. Screenings, will provide SBS free TV operations in Norway, Sweden…