After a week of radio silence, Hughes Electronics parent General Motors has contacted EchoStar regarding its merger proposal and "will open up a dialogue with them," GM spokeswoman Toni Simonetti…
Universal Pictures has acquired an untitled adventure pitch from Owen A. Gottlieb and Stephen Susco's for an undisclosed sum.
Industry dealmakers who've been hoping for a clarification of Sony Entertainment's opaque power pyramid were not surprised to learn last week that, if anything, the structure may grow even more…
Producers Nik Powell ("The Crying Game,") Leslee Udwin ("East Is East) and thesp Charles Dance will be among the judges for the British Short Screenplay Competition.
Palomar Pictures has optioned Jeff Davis' screenplay "Indelible" for musicvid helmer Howard Greenhalgh to direct.
France's Lagardere Media and the film group Pathe have struck a TV production alliance involving Pathe Television and Lagardere production outfit DEMD, a Pathe insider said Friday.
Modern Times Group has inked a deal with Showtime that gives it the exclusive TV rights for Mike Tyson's next heavyweight boxing match.
A semifinal round of the judging process for the Intl. Emmy Awards was held in India for the first time.
Canadian film "L'Ange de goudron" (Tar Angel) has been chosen to kick off this year's Montreal World Film Festival.
Despite the traditional August slowdown in Europe, Warner Bros. has managed to ink two long-term output deals worth tens of millions of dollars in two separate territories.
In some intriguing shootouts last week, "Jurassic Park III" was outgunned by animated phenom "Spirited Away" in Japan, "Cats & Dogs" outmuscled "Rush Hour 2" in the U.K. and Jet Li starrer "Kiss of…