Former "Ellen" and "Roseanne" scribe Lawrence Broch has inked to write and produce an angst-filled animated soap called "S#!t Happens" for teen girl Web site Voxxy.com.
A&E Network has picked up nine episodes of "Behind Closed Doors With Joan Lunden" to air this fall. Ten further installments will be produced by the cabler for premiere beginning in January.
Palm Pictures has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to "Spaceman" -- an indie pic from Scott Dikkers, the Onion.com's co-owner and editor.
United Pan Europe Communications (UPC) has boosted Gene Musselman to the position of chief operating officer of the Dutch-based broadband company.
ABC, already the No. 1 network choice among viewers this season, has begun to assert itself as a favorite of advertisers as well.
A telefilm based on the life of Natalie Cole is on the fast track at the Peacock net and will likely make it to air by November. The singer will play herself in the telepic, which will be written by…
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the feature rights to Michael Palmer's bestselling medical thriller "The Patient" for Noah Wyle and Jim Katz's Warners-based Wyle/Katz Co.
The New York Intl. Independent Film & Video Festival will inhabit Los Angeles April 28-May 4. Fest features some 100 full-length feature and short films during a first-ever West Coast run.
Douglas Sills, who made his Broadway debut in "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and will star in the Ahmanson Theatre presentation next month, will star in "Mack & Mabel," one of three musicals in the next…
MGM posted a tidy first-quarter profit Tuesday despite the absence of any major film releases as James Bond pic "The World Is Not Enough" continued its love affair with the overseas box office.