Disney has cast Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead in its high-concept comedy "Bubble Boy." Pic is skedded to go before cameras in October with commercials director Blair Hayes helming.
Cynthia Mort, a former writer and supervising producer for "Roseanne," has sold a pitch to Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Prods. and a spec to Millennium Films. The pitch, which Mort will pen and produce…
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Commercial web RTL has dismissed a report stating it planned to launch a rival digital pay-TV platform to the Kirch Group's Premiere World.
A group led by former Golden Books chief Eric Ellenbogen and featuring entertainment heavyweights Frank Biondi and Steve Tisch on Thursday agreed to buy a majority stake in comic-characters licensor…
While the star wattage that traditionally keeps Italy's premier film event aglow will be as bright as ever this year, the 57th Venice Intl. Film Festival is characterized by the low profile of U.S…
Cuban-born Maurice Compte has been cast as Fidel's brother, Raul Castro, in Showtime's two-part mini-series "Fidel," a bio-pic about the Cuban leader's rise to power. Pic, penned by Stephen Tolkin…
City Center Encores! spawns City Center Voices!. Alec Baldwin will produce and star in a series of play readings in the 2000-01 season at City Center. The three-play program, called City Center…
Writer-producer Connie Buerge ("Charmed," "Savannah") has charmed the folks at 20th Century Fox Television, inking a new overall deal at the studio. Under the pact, valued in the mid-six figures…
Former BBC exec Andrea Gockel has been named director of television and media at German kidvidder RTV Family Entertainment.
Music streaming site Soundbreak.com inked a deal with the Recording Industry Assn. of America Thursday that enables Soundbreak to legally offer music from the RIAA's member labels. Financial terms…
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