The Screen Actors Guild has announced that award presenters at its March 11 ceremonies will include Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr. and Whoopi Goldberg.
For the second year in a row, actor-comedian Martin Mull will host the ShoWest awards banquet, to be held March 8. Honorees this year include Russell Crowe, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Chris Rock.
The Dutch have set up a new uniform classification system aimed at self-regulation for the film, TV, video and the computer games industry. The system, called Kijkwijzer (Viewing Meter), is believed…
Intermedia Films has acquired the romantic comedy spec "Number One Girl" for producer Mark Johnson. Penned by Molly McAlpine, "Number" centers on a daughter whose life revolves around her…
San Franciscans who pick up their TV signals by satellite through Echostar's Dish network woke up March 1 to find that the NBC affiliate KRON had vanished into thin air.
Project Greenlight, the online screenwriting contest hosted by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's entertainment Netco LivePlanet, Miramax and HBO, has selected Pete Jones as its winner for his script…
Neophyte Italian distrib Nexo has consolidated its relationship with U.S. producer New Line, securing five titles at AFM for next season. But a deal to handle national release of New Line's…
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Toni Collette ("The Sixth Sense") is in negotiations to play the female lead opposite Hugh Grant in the Weitz Brothers-directed "About a Boy" for Universal Pictures.
Canuck broadcaster Corus Entertainment has inked a three-year output deal with HBO Enterprises that will give Corus movie net Superchannel access to HBO programming, including "The Sopranos." Corus…
The Austrian parliament voted yesterday to establish Austria Komm, a national communications regulatory body covering TV and radio broadcast media and distribution licenses.
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