NBC has pulled the plug on the David Spade-produced animated laffer, "Sammy," after just two weeks. The show was a ratings disaster, averaging a 2.6 rating/11 share in homes and an even more abysmal…
Neal Moritz is looking to screenwriter Buddy Johnson, who has sold his spec comedy script "Whitey" to Moritz's Col-based Original Film in a deal valued at $400,000 against $700,000. Scribe co-wrote…
Joe Roth's Revolution Studios has paid low six figures for an untitled comedy pitch from Ron Senkowski that will be produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Prods. and Fresh Produce Co., llc.
Norwegian distributor SF Norge, a subsidiary of Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri, almost tripled its profits in 1999 due to its participation in Norwegian director Erik Gustavson's "Sophie's World,"…
Steven Brill's e-commerce site, Contentville, which has stirred up a mix of curiosity and controversy since last month's launch, is today expected to introduce two major new features.
“X-Files” star Gillian Anderson has unwittingly sparked a membership drive for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Since revealing Tuesday that Anderson starrer “The House of Mirth” has been included…
Rules for the 73rd annual Academy Awards, along with submission deadlines, were mailed Thursday to Academy members.
"West Wing" exec producer Thomas Schlamme has signed on for another one-year term at Warner Bros. Television. Schlamme will remain an exec producer of the NBC White House drama during the 2000-01…
Chile will launch in October its first Mapuche Film Festival, featuring documentaries and shorts made by or about indigenous tribes in the country.
Canuck media giant Rogers Communications is expected to finalize a deal this weekend to buy control of the cash-strapped Toronto Blue Jays baseball team for $120 million from its absentee owner…
It's tempting to think of the forthcoming London legit autumn as so many ladies' nights, since Shaftesbury Avenue come November should find Jessica Lange, Felicity Kendal, Daryl Hannah and Jerry Hall…