Julie Taymor is negotiating to direct Salma Hayek in the Miramax biopic "Frida Kahlo." Antonio Banderas and Ashley Judd have already agreed to appear in supporting roles, and Edward Norton in a…
USA Network has hired feature film producer exec Cari-Esta Albert as development veep of original series, a newly created position based in Los Angeles overseeing comedy and drama series development…
Director Luis Mandoki has partnered with producer Mimi Polk Gitlin to form Mandolin Entertainment, which has been staked by Propaganda Films to a first-look deal to develop features.
The Catalonia Intl. Film Festival in Sitges will launch Mediamed, its first mini co-production market specializing in TV fiction, features and docus, Oct. 7-8.
With Spyglass poised to step up as foreign partner, Universal Pictures is negotiating with Kevin Costner to star in "Dragonfly," the Tom Shadyac-directed, $75 million drama which Shadyac and Mark…
Ending a long impasse, FCC chairman William Kennard announced Monday he will no longer recuse himself from deciding the fate of the commission's personal attack and political editorial rules.
Court TV is bucking conventional industry wisdom by canceling a high-rated new show. Cabler announced Monday that it would no longer air "Confessions," the half-hour series that featured actual…
Teutonic helmer Volker Schlondorff has blasted the growing volume of German investment money flowing into Hollywood productions and took a shot at fellow German filmmaker Roland Emmerich for…
Tom Freston, chairman of MTV Networks, said MTV has at last come up with a general entertainment network of its own. While the initials, TNN, will stay the same, the name changes to the National…
Prolific novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") has elected to exec produce "Detour," based on the book by Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr, for ABC television. Pic would rep his first such effort.
Three weeks after CNN News Group shuffled its executive ranks, the cable news network Monday unveiled more management changes to complete the restructuring.
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