L'Chaim! Storyline Entertainment, which snagged a whopping 12 Emmy noms for its remake of "Annie," will bring back to life the musical tradition of "Fiddler on the Roof" as a three-hour "Wonderful…
Scribe Chris Morgan has inked a low- to mid-six-figure deal to rewrite "Cellular" for Dean Devlin, who is making his directorial debut with the pic. Original script was penned by Larry Cohen ("Phone…
The number of Japanese cable subs using high-speed, broadband Internet access services doubled in six months to reach 329,000 at the end of June, according to the Ministry of Posts and…
Artisan has acquired North American rights to the latest docu from D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus. The filmmakers' investigations of such timely subjects as Bill Clinton's 1992 election campaign…
Relationship skein "Blind Date" made the most connections in the frosh series' history during the week that ended July 23.
It isn't a secret that major Hollywood stars appear in foreign commercials not meant for release in the United States. But a new Web site called Gaijin a Go Go Cafe, launched by Canadian design firm…
Vivendi is investing $143 million in a French version of Britain's successful directory service Scoot.com as part of its continued quest for content. The French group in the throes of a three-way…
The eighth biannual Intl. Animation Festival in Japan, unspooling in Hiroshima Aug. 24-28, will showcase 58 animated works selected out of 1,231 entries from 59 countries and territories.
Illeana Douglas will make her feature directorial debut on "Sorority Rule," a comedy produced by Gotham-based Bigel/Mailer Films. Pic's casting up for a fall shoot.
In a reflection of the talent shuffle accompanying consolidation in Hollywood's post-production community, Sony Picture Entertainment's post operations have snapped up a pair of well-known Todd-AO…
360HipHop.com, the urban entertainment site created by Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, has teamed with rap star Jay-Z and Roc-A-Fella Enterprises to develop original programming for the Web.