In his most significant foray into continental Europe yet, Rupert Murdoch will announce today that his BSkyB has taken a 24% stake in the pay TV operations of Germany's Kirch Group.
Helmer Dennis Dugan ("Big Daddy") is circling "Saving Silverman" for Village Roadshow Pictures -- although the company is still in search of a domestic partner for the project.
Comedy Central communications exec Sharon Levy has been named to the newly created position of VP, program development and marketing, for Stone Stanley Entertainment, the company announced Friday.
In the wake of strong third quarter results, family programming producer and license broker EM.TV & Merchandising is looking to increase its stake in German animation outfit TFC Trickompany from 10%…
UPN went dark in Albuquerque Friday as Acme Communications officially acquired the Smackdown net's KASY affil.
Peter Berg is on board to write and direct two projects: "Hostage Rescue" for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, and "Truck 44," potentially for USA Films.
The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors has announced the nominees for its 17th annual Honors Awards.
Trimark's online venture CinemaNow has acquired 'Net streaming rights to 400 films from leading Hong Kong-based distrib Tai Seng Video.
Viewer's Choice, the largest distributor of pay-per-view movies and events, is going after boxing and wrestling fans with something new: knock-down, drag-out clashes between mechanical robots armed…
Court TV has given the go-ahead to one of the most ambitious projects in its history, "Mug Shots," a nightly hourlong biographical docu on a notorious criminal.
Michael B. Seligman, who has associate produced the Academy Awards for 22 years, will serve as exec producer of the next Oscar show, according to telecast producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini…