Comedy Central has paid Warner Bros. Pictures $1 million to buy a four-year exclusive window to "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie."
Eyeing a 2004 start that fits Jennifer Garner's "Alias" hiatus, New Regency and Fox have set Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner to script "Elektra," a "Daredevil" spinoff.
Fox has found a reality tentpole for its aggressive summer sked of original programming, ordering up eight weeks of an unscripted sudser that will give viewers the chance to become a part of the…
"Memento" helmer Chris Nolan will next tackle the world of magicians. Nolan will direct "The Prestige," an adaptation of the Christopher Priest novel that has been packaged by Newmarket.
Bruce Willis has decided to forget the amnesia thriller "Me Again," just two months before the Intermedia production was set to shoot.
David E. Kelley has signed with the William Morris Agency for representation in both TV and film.
Haim Saban's takeover of Germany's largest commercial broadcaster has hit a snag after the creditor banks of bankrupt TV giant Kirch Media rejected changes to the initial business plan.
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Cash-strapped industryites have been cheered by the news that respected TV vet Trina McQueen has been appointed to the board of directors of funding body Telefilm Canada.
Jose Carlos Oliveira, managing director of the Brazilian division of exhibitor United Cinemas Intl. (UCI), has been named managing director of Warner Bros. Brazil.
With political dismay mounting over the recent crackdown in Cuba, HBO is pulling Oliver Stone's Fidel Castro docu "Comandante" from its May schedule, saying new events have made the film "incomplete."