U.K. cable operator NTL has posted a substantial boost in TV penetration for the quarter ending March 31, up to 45% from 40% a year ago.
Jean Doumanian's Sweetland Films has appointed Intermedia to handle international sales on Woody Allen's "Sweet and Lowdown" and Coky Giedroyc's "Women Talking Dirty."
Top TV production vets David E. Kelley, Steven Bochco and Dick Wolf have backed the right to take ethical risks in making an impact on auds -- even though Congress partly blames screen violence for…
Despite disappointing ratings for this season, ABC confirmed Tuesday that it will add just six new shows to its lineup next fall in a bet that stability -- and a handful of well-received returning…
French pay TV group Canal Plus has pacted with Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Studios to pick up worldwide rights outside North America to a seven-title package of Zoetrope-controlled pics.
Robert Duvall's next directing assignment will be the thriller "Assassination Tango," a long-cherished attempt by the actor/director to bring one of his private obsessions, tango dancing, to the…
Speculation continues to grow in Germany about Bill Gates' much-anticipated move into the Teutonic market. The weekly Der Spiegel reports that Microsoft and media giant Bertelsmann are in talks with…
Unapix has picked up North American rights to John Jacobsen's music-driven "Around the Fire."
Offscreen mates Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are in talks to pair onscreen for Miramax in the road-trip comedy "Waking Up in Reno."
Jeremy Irons has signed to star in Irvin Kershner's upcoming "Cecilia." The deal was announced in Cannes Tuesday.
Universal Pictures Intl. is in talks to finance an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's comic fantasy bestseller "Mort," which will be produced by Nik Powell's Scala Prods. The script is being penned by…