Lea Thompson will star in "Some Guys Have All the Luck," a $4 million pic that marks the feature helming debut of Jo Ann Dearing.
Guy Collins' IAC Film is arranging financing and worldwide distribution for Bruce Beresford's $35 million biopic "Ataturk."
Red Sky Entertainment of Vancouver has inked a deal giving it an exclusive first-look distribution agreement for all Maple Palm Prods. product in Canada.
Buoyed by wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, country singer Tim McGraw's "Place in the Sun" was the best selling album in the nation, according to data released Wednesday.
Hearst Entertainment has tapped Pamela Harris as director of licensing, responsible for sales efforts on King Features licensed properties.
Court TV is close to signing a deal to buying the cable rights to Fox's "Cops."
Daily Variety senior columnist Army Archerd will be this year's recipient of the Joseph Quinn Memorial Award from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club for a lifetime of achievement in journalism.
Nick Moran, who hit the big time with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," will star in the British period pic "From a View to a Death," which shoots this summer.
A month after leaving CNN, Peter Arnett has signed a deal with the little-known ForeignTV.com, a sign that the correspondent may be having trouble landing another network gig.
NBC has cruised ahead of its primetime Nielsen pursuers in May 3-9 results, as sweeps specials sailed to solid ratings and key series that normally anchor their schedules sank to some historic lows.
Debt-crippled broadcaster Manchete at last has found a buyer in the form of Sao Paulo communications company the Omega Group.