Producer Lawrence Bender has bought an untitled romantic comedy spec for his Lawrence Bender Prods. banner.
Seattle-based Fisher Broadcasting has tapped syndie biz vet Alan Winters to head its new programming division, Fisher Entertainment.
Universal Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment have pacted to develop a remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1942 horror-thriller "Cat People."
Flextech, the British cable and satellite programmer controlled by Liberty Media, has earmarked £20 million ($32 million) for an aggressive expansion of its interactive business in the coming year.
Bringing their envelope-pushing brand of humor into the normally chaste animation field, Peter and Bobby Farrelly have pacted to produce the animated comedy "Frisco Pigeon Mambo" for Fox Animation…
Barry Schulman, formerly the top executive of the Sci-Fi Channel, was named VP, programming & strategic planning for A&E Network.
Steve Zahn, rapidly growing into a must-use character actor ("Happy, Texas," "Out of Sight"), has inked for his first seven-figure payday in "Shining New Enemies" for Bel Air Entertainment.
Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony Corp. of America, will be appointed to the Sony Corp. board in June.
Teen twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the stars of ABC's "Two of a Kind," will executive produce an upcoming Wonderful World of Disney telepic "Switching Goals."
A proposed cable network devoted to hobbies is angling to cut deals with TV stations throughout the country. Stations would use the new service as one of four or five over-the-air digital channels on…
Martin Sheen has been cast as the president of the United States and Rob Lowe as the deputy communications director in the new John Wells and Aaron Sorkin pilot "The West Wing."