In a preemptive bid, New Line Cinema is near a deal with scribe Seth Pearlman to purchase his spec script "Billy Two Sugars." The writer will be paid a mid-six-figure sum. Helmer Brett Ratner ("Rush…
Demonstrations and stalled talks at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle last week seemed to embolden European filmmakers and government officials at the 12th annual European Film Awards…
Lifetime is looking to create a "Cagney & Lacey" for the 21st century.
Keiko Aoki has been upped to the post of marketing manager for Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. Aoki will be responsible for creating and helming marketing campaigns for all Columbia TriStar films…
With his $1.5 billion investment in Leo Kirch's operations, Rupert Murdoch will move centerstage on the Euro media continent -- and give a huge boost to the struggling pay TV business in Germany.
Paxson Communications is drawing up a blueprint that will allow its Pax TV, the family-oriented broadcast network, to piggyback on NBC and grab the first rerun of an original NBC movie in the same…
USA Network has landed the first web window to seven MGM theatrical movies, including "Man in the Iron Mask," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and "Hoodlum" with Andy Garcia.
Canadian country-pop singer Shania Twain topped the list of nominees for the American Music Awards for the second year in a row, while male performers remained on the endangered species list.
Toronto-based animation and children's TV programmer Nelvana announced Monday a three-part distribution/production deal worth more than C$47 million ($32 million) with RTV Entertainment of Germany.
Bill Lee is joining E! Entertainment as VP of international development where he will have oversight of the three main prongs of the cabler's international TV business program sales, foreign…