After close to three years of being pressed by foreign licensing agencies for payments due on compression standards like MPEG-4, Chinese authorities have announced that they are on the verge of…
Andrew Newman, entertainment chief at Five, confirmed Friday he is ankling the U.K. commercial web to return to rival Channel 4 as a senior entertainment exec.
Independent films made in British Columbia took most of the main prizes at the Vancouver Intl. Film Festival, which ended its 16-day run over the weekend.
Kevin Macdonald's feature "Touching the Void," about a climb gone wrong in the Peruvian Andes, will highlight the 2003 Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Philip Livingstone, who was instrumental in the worldwide launch of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise, has been tapped executive director, worldwide formats, at Sony Pictures Television…
Chrysalis Distribution has licensed various episodes of its long-running crime thriller series "Midsomer Murders" to broadcasters at Mipcom. France 3 is taking series seven and eight of the strand…
Spain's Zinkia Entertainment has inked a co-production deal with Carlton Intl. for the preschool 3-D CGI "Pocoyo." The series' 52 episodes will each be seven minutes long.
FremantleMedia has acquired Aussie TV producer Crackerjack, which was founded 10 years ago by brothers Mark and Carl Fennessy.
Miramax actioner "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" made blood sport of the weekend box office with a chart-topping opening of $22.7 million. Paramount's "School of Rock" was runner-up over laffer's soph session…
The feeling that a depressed international TV program market may indeed have bottomed out was cause for celebration along the Croisette in Cannes over the weekend as choosier buyers and embattled…
Clint's box office river ran deep, if not wide. Warner Bros. enjoyed a boffo limited bow with the Clint Eastwood-helmed drama "Mystic River" this weekend, grossing an estimated $591,390 from 13…