Universal will pay low-mid- against high-mid-six figures for "Mercury," an action-drama by tyro scribes Wm. Brent Bell and Matthew Peterman to be produced by Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures…
Soundbreak.com has tapped Beth Bradmon as chief financial officer.
Telefonica Media has announced the creation of a new European basketball tournament featuring 24 of the continent's top clubs.
Thesps Julie Kavner, Swoosie Kurtz and Rosie Perez will star in Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" Oct. 13-29 at Beverly Hills' Canon Theater.
NBC News' "Today" topped ABC News' "Good Morning America" last week by more than 2 million viewers -- one of the largest gaps between the shows in the last two years.
The nonfiction tale of the U.S. Marine and the Bahraini sheika who eloped and fled to the U.S. has landed at NBC as a telepic.
Netcaster Honkworm has tapped Carah von Funk as senior veep of corporate development. Von Funk will be responsible for developing strategic business and creative partnerships.
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Brazilian pay TV operator TVA announced a debt restructuring, the pending sales of its remaining programming assets and improving quarterly results at the Brazilian Pay TV and Telecom Assn. (ABTA)…
Fox Searchlight has paid low-six against mid-six figures for "Crash and Burn," a spec script from scribes Mark Loughlin and Brad Schlei.
Steve Barron ("Adventures of Pinocchio," "Coneheads") will direct "Thief of Baghdad," a remake of the classic tale, for Hallmark Entertainment in a $40 million-plus production that represents…