IFC Films has acquired all North American distribution rights to Belgian director Pierre-Paul Renders' comedy "Thomas in Love" from Fortissimo Films. A July release is planned.
Netscape.com, originally a site to download the Netscape Web browser, will become the main portal for AOL Time Warner Internet content, including the conglom's entertainment-related information.
NBC is teaming with Warner Bros. to make "Uprising," a miniseries about the World War II Warsaw ghetto uprising. Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") will direct from a script written by Paul Brickman…
Gaylord Films will finance and produce Rob Ritger's comedy "American Mullet," with company prexy Hunt Lowry and head of production Casey La Scala on board to produce.
News Corp. on Wednesday appointed John Nallen executive VP and deputy chief financial officer, and named Lon Jacobs exec VP and deputy general counsel, effective immediately.
Pixar Animation Studios tapped co-founder Ed Catmull to the newly created post of prexy Wednesday, upping him from chief technical officer and member of the studio's executive team.
While TV execs continued to zip in and out of meeting rooms during day two of NATPE, several high-profile strips were still looking for major-market station clearances.
In a high-six-figure deal, Fox 2000 has bought an untitled pitch for an epic film about a fictitious, Don Corleone-like figure. "Ali" writers Chris Wilkinson and Steve Rivele will script as a…
Producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa ("Election") are carving out a book niche for themselves, grabbing the rights to Scott Phillips' "Ice Harvest," Myla Goldberg's "Bee Season" and "Election"…
The prospects for Vince McMahon's new XFL league are looking even brighter with predictions for a dull Super Bowl ... Stockholders at Russian gov't-backed Gazprom voted to take over NTL ... Wrap-up…
Despite a 32% jump in operating profit for the quarter, net earnings for Winnipeg-based CanWest Global Communications fell 16% to C$41 million ($27.2 million), primarily due to the company's…