U.K. cable operator Telewest is expected this week to launch a $4 billion agreed takeover of pay TV programmer Flextech.
Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to topline the Farrelly brothers next film, "Shallow Hal," slated to begin lensing in late spring or early summer.
Filmmaker Dean Paras ("Hairshirt") has committed to direct "Christmas With J.D.," a coming-of-age picture from thesp turned scribe Sean Kanan.
Investors couldn't get their hands on French TV shares quickly enough last week, sending the value of companies soaring: TF1 rose more than 30%, M6 more than 28% and Canal Plus was up more than 24%.
Jessica Berlinski has joined management/production outfit Baumgarten/Prophet.
Hundreds of Universal Studio execs on Friday kicked off a yearlong buddy program with residents of the Motion Picture Television Fund, home to aging and disabled entertainment professionals.
VCL Film + Medien AG is expecting revenues of DM 90 million ($47 million) and profits before interest, taxes and depreciation (EBITDA), of $17 million this year. Company officials say business in DVD…
German production outfit X Filme Creative Pool will launch its own distribution and sales arm.
And now for Evel Knievel's latest stunt: The famed thrill-seeker has signed on as color commentator of UPN's upcoming stunt reality series "I Dare You! The Ultimate Challenge."
Pioneer Entertainment has inked a homevideo distrib deal with Regent Entertainment. The pact's frosh effort is the video release of Regent's William Shatner starrer "Free Enterprise," currently in…
Matthew McConaughey is in negotiations to star opposite Jennifer Lopez in the $35 million-budgeted Destination Films/ Tapestry Films romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner."