Universal Pictures has pulled the plug on "Dieter," closing down pre-production and pink-slipping 25 employees two weeks after Mike Myers ditched the comedy.
Another cashed-up Teutonic company is on a buying spree in Hollywood. Former Kirch exec Hans Peter Kaufmann has just acquired majority stakes in Brad Krevoy's Motion Picture Corp. of America, Roland…
Startup AsSeenIn.com has pacted for online sales of products from "Resurrection Blvd." and "Soul Food," two skeins set to bow at the end of the month on Showtime.
In yet another Brit soccer deal, ONdigital and the ITV network have picked up the TV rights to the Football League and the Worthington Cup for £315 million ($472.5 million) for three years starting…
In a decade's time, Warren Zide and Craig Perry have gone from mailroom interns to producers at New Line, striking a one-year, first-look deal at the mini-major. Zide and Perry produced the recent…
Rupert Murdoch's general-entertainment cable networks FX and Fox Family Channel have jointly engineered their biggest theatrical-movie buy ever, ponying up about $120 million to purchase 54 pictures…
LATAM MTV Latam has upped Jose Tillan to VP of music and artists relations, a newly restructured department. Company said it is merging its music programming department with talent and artist…
With Universal Pictures' co-financing deal with the Warner Bros. Pictures-owned Castle Rock Entertainment expiring by year's end, Warners is in advanced talks with Spanish powerhouse telco Telefonica…
Commercial and musicvid producer HSI Prods. has formed Kayoss, a separate Internet production venture to create original programming for other Web sites.
Bollywood movie channel B4U, backed by steel baron Laxmi Mittal, plans to raise $120 million for its expansion plans in India. The digital movie channel hopes to launch in India by August. It…
Seagram and Vivendi have hogged center stage lately, but News Corp. is also on the move, forging ahead with plans to collect its vast worldwide satellite assets under one roof and sell a piece of it…
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