Universal Studios Networks has set April 30 as the launch date for its action suspense channel in Germany, 13th Street, having secured a broadcast license from the Berlin-Brandenburg media…
TriStar Pictures will get "The Last Word" after all, paying a mid-six-figure against high-six-figure sum for the spec screenplay by Trey Callaway and Gary Glasberg for John Woo and Terence Chang to…
Veronis, Suhler & Associates, the independent investment bank that specializes in media properties, has hired Wall Street veteran Francis A. L'Esperance III as managing director of its Broadcasting…
Warner Bros. has purchased a pitch for a script titled "Man Made" from freshman writing team Milo Addica and Will Rokos -- along with a blind script commitment for a future screenplay -- in an…
Kevin Mayer has been upped to the newly created post of senior VP of strategic planning for the Walt Disney Co.
Jake Weber, currently onscreen in Warner Bros.' "Dangerous Beauty," has joined John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton in Mike Newell's "Pushing Tin" at 20th Century Fox.
Sony will launch an entertainment channel in Japan with a U.S. subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment that will also supply programming to Japanese satellite platforms and terrestrial…
Phillip Noyce is attached to direct Universal Pictures' feature adaptation of "The Bone Collector," based on the novel by Jeffrey Deaver.
The decision of John Malone's Liberty Media to buy Encore and Starz and their sister multiplexed pay networks (Daily Variety, March 16) could be a prelude to a deal that would put these networks…
Let the "Seinfeld" syndie sweepstakes begin. In the first of a string of "Seinfeld" syndie renewal deals to come, Fox O&O WNYW New York has ponied up mega-coin to Columbia TriStar TV Distribution to…
Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Packer are renowned gamblers in running their business empires, but they are unloading their jointly owned horseracing and sports network Sky Channel.