Sony's Screen Gems has bought the spec script "Priest" by tyro Cory Goodman. Mike De Luca, Sam Raimi and Josh Donen will produce. No director is attached.
Paramount has snapped up "Snow Blind," buying the spec script by scribes Paul Benz and Steve Tomlin and setting the thriller up with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce.
Cox Communications, the third- largest U.S. cable television operator, may sell four cable systems to reduce debt after spending $8.5 billion to take the company private.
Broadway Video Enterprises and GoodTimes Entertainment have jointly acquired domestic and international television, merchandising and licensing rights to "ThunderForce," a popular Taiwanese martial…
Walt Disney shareholders, who are suing former and current board members to recoup the severance package given to short-term president Michael Ovitz, have toted up what they figure the Mouse is owed…
Fox wants to give auds the ultimate lifeline, greenlighting production on the holistic makeover skein "Who Wants to Live Forever?" Net is partnering with corporate cousin Fox TV Studios and…
DirecTV topper Chase Carey is taking more direct control of the satcaster, as No. 2 exec Mitch Stern has ankled after only 14 months on the job. Stern's job as prexy-CEO of DirecTV, which had him…
Digital Theater Systems has opened subsidiaries in Paris and Rome to serve its expanding European biz. "We have reached a stage where local commitment is essential to support the growth of DTS'…
Sony shares rose in Japan for the second day running and popped higher in New York Monday on news of a massive management shake-up that installed conglom's U.S. topper, Howard Stringer, as its…
Participant Prods., founded by eBay entrepreneur Jeff Skoll, has tapped Ricochet Entertainment's Ricky Strauss as prexy.
Just for Variety: "I once gave Charlie Chaplin a hand job." That's the opening line in "Nana's Boy" for Shirley Jones, who once played the hooker-with-a-heart -- and won an Oscar in "Elmer Gantry."