Carlton Communications has pulled the plug on the Taste Network, the ITV company's joint venture TV channel with U.K. supermarket group Sainsbury's.
Universal Pictures, finding itself in the rare position of controlling a hit movie, "Jurassic Park III," with no commitment in advance to pay TV, would love to ignite a bidding war for the picture…
Peter Levin, who ankled Lynx Technology Group earlier this year as managing director and partner of Michael Ovitz's technology arm, has founded sports venture Battle Management, together with former…
David Dobkin will direct Disney-based Spyglass Entertainment's "Shanghai Knights," the sequel to Spyglass' box office hit "Shanghai Noon."
Fox 2000 has won a hotly contested battle for screen rights to the latest Walter Kirn novel "Up in the Air." Jay Roach will develop the novel as a directing vehicle; it's the first purchase Fox has…
The recent death of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham has sparked a race to create a Graham biopic for the small screen.
Writer-producer John Markus ("Lateline") has sealed an exclusive overall deal with Paramount Network TV to develop and exec produce comedy series.
The end of 2001 will be no holiday for the film biz. Studio slates are stuffed with an array of expensive, high-stakes titles featuring the very stars absent from marquees this summer.
Large changes are afoot at Larger Than Life, which has reupped with Universal for three years. The renewal of Larger Than Life's studio deal comes as partner Jane Sindell is ankling to be an…
Dennis Muren, Rob Legato, Eric Brevig and Mike Fink may be household names in the f/x biz, but a new breed of visual effects supervisors are beginning to crop up and create their own following.
LifeFX is looking to get some serious face time. Through its Facemail technology, which employs lifelike digital people to deliver your email, the Boston-based company is trying to bring a personal…