Studios USA has committed an estimated $3 million-$4 million to ink two-year, overall development deals with comedy writers Kari Lizer, Donald Todd and the team of Barbara Wallace and Thomas Wolfe.
Alan Yentob is reportedly out of the running to become the next director general of the BBC.
John Cusack has made a deal with writing partners D.V. DeVincentis and Steve Pink to adapt the Ira Berkow book "The Man Who Robbed the Pierre" as a starring vehicle for Cusack and Woody Allen.
Jelinda DeVorzon has been elected president of the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which will hold its 15th annual event March 2-12, 2000.
In addition to looking for a co-anchor for Bryant Gumbel, CBS News execs are in the process of deciding another key element of their soon-to-be revamped morning show: its name.
Britain's Carlton Communications is expanding its Technicolor video subsidiary with acquisitions in both Canada and Mexico.
The eighth annual Cinema Expo Intl. opened here Monday with European exhibitors in an uneasy mood after a lackluster year at the box office in many territories.
Consultant and former top entertainment attorney Peter Dekom has joined Trimark Pictures' board of directors.
Universal Studios has tapped former Disney online exec Kenton Low to the new position of senior veep of corporate marketing and Universal Studios Online. Low will oversee all of U's online efforts…
German media heavyweights Kirch and Bertelsmann may soon be at war again on the digital front: Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa has just put in for a license for a bouquet of digital channels.
Continuing the restructuring of its senior publicity and marketing corps, Miramax Films has recruited Dennis Rice as president of marketing.