FROM MIP TVFrench private network TF1 closed its first major deal of the Mip television market Tuesday by acquiring the $20 million mini-series "Joan of Arc" from Endemol Entertainment of Holland.
Indie f/x shop Foundation Imaging has started an inhouse production arm, Revenge Prods., to develop original motion picture and TV projects featuring its own special-effects work.
FROM MIP TVFollowing the success of the Italian Film Agency, established last year to promote Italian film internationally, the Italian government unveiled at Mip Friday a similar initiative to boost…
ESPN's new 24-hour-a-day cable networks, ESPN Now and ESPN Extra, will kick off in September as part of a deal with John Malone's HITS (Headend in the Sky) to create an eight-channel digital tier of…
In an unprecedented lobbying event, four broadcast industry toppers -- ABC prexy Steve Bornstein, News Corp.'s co-chief operating officer Peter Chernin, CBS chairman Leslie Moonves and NBC station…
Syndie queen Whoopie Goldberg, TV's normally jovial center "Square," opened Monday afternoon's "Minorities in the Media" panel discussion with the cold, hard facts: "Black folks watch more TV than…
FROM MIP TVBreaking with tradition at the Mip television market, Catherine Trautmann, French culture minister, refrained from making the usual ministerial speech on the state of the Gallic industry…
With the opening of its TV-Zentrum Fuenf, Studio Babelsberg is expanding its involvement in television projects and bringing life to a complex destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944.
Paramount's "The Out-of-Towners" was out of third place after final weekend box office results were reported Monday. The studio reported a $5 million weekend gross -- down about 6% from its Sunday…
Margaret Edson was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama Monday for "Wit," the Off Broadway legiter about an English professor's coming to grips with her imminent death from cancer, and her even…