Feature scribe Collin Friesen ("The Big White") has come aboard as co-exec producer of "Freak Beat," a half-hour set up at HBO. Cabler has made a script commitment to the single-cam project to be…
Disney Channel has recruited Discovery Networks veep Matthew Palmer to head up the kids cabler's marketing division.
Just about everybody, friends and friendly foes alike, called to congratulate Leslie Moonves on his promotion last week to Viacom co-prexy/co-chief operating officer. Donald Trump, on the other hand…
The truth is out there -- and soon, Chris Carter's "Millennium" and "Harsh Realm" will be, too. With all nine seasons of "The X-Files" available on DVD as of last month, Fox Home Entertainment is…
TV writer-producer Ralph Farquhar will make his feature writing and directing bow with New Line Cinema teen comedy "Crenshaw Blvd."
The MTV Movie Awards mocks the year in movies as much as it celebrates it. But this year, the cabler followed the Oscars, giving its top movie prize to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"…
Hamish McAlpine, head of U.K. and U.S. film distribution company Tartan Films, has hired former Playboy VP Andrew Schreiber as president of Tartan Video USA. The division should launch this fall.
NBC and Time Warner are back in the running to buy (or at least size up) MGM, now that the exclusive negotiating period between the Lion and would-be buyer Sony has expired for all intents and…
Linda Finnell will head up all programming and creative matters for NBC Universal's new syndie arm.
Warner Bros. has bought screen rights to "The Rule of Four," a thriller by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason that's drawing comparisons to "The Da Vinci Code."
Producer Ted Hope and BBC head of comedy entertainment Jon Plowman will give keynote speeches at the Screen Producers Assn. of Australia conference, which will run Aug. 8-10 on Queensland's Gold…