Arnold Entertainment has acquired feature and television rights to Philip Carlo's true-life crime book "The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of Notorious Serial Murderer Richard Ramirez."
Jean-Marie Messier, chairman and chief exec of Vivendi Universal, will sue Klaus Esser for defamation over statements the former Mannesmann chief exec made in a newspaper interview.
Britain's Wall to Wall has announced its biggest production with the $8.5 million factual series "Ancient Egyptians."
Peter Murrieta is scripting an untitled Horatio Sanz comedy for Paramount.
After 34 years at Reed Midem, the past 12 of them at the helm, CEO Xavier Roy is preparing his succession with the forthcoming appointment of a managing director, he told Daily Variety on Wednesday.
From Will to Hill, Eric McCormack replaces Craig Bierko in the current Broadway revival of Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," effective May 8. Bierko's last perf as professor Harold Hill is May 6.
Robert S. Miller, who helped found Disney's marquee publishing imprint, Hyperion, in 1990, has been promoted from senior veep and managing director to president.
Vivendi Universal's Canal Plus Group wants to merge loss-making MultiThematiques, which owns and produces theme channels in Europe, with U's theme channels.
The World Wrestling Federation continued its hype assault on Mip TV for the third day running with the announcement of yet more programming sales, this time to Australia.
Fox's comedy comeback continues: Net has renewed Tuesday laffer "Titus" for a second full season.
Gerard Depardieu and his son Guillaume are set to star in the 35 million franc ($4.8 million) "Honor Thy Father," a feature film about a complex father-son relationship.
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