Director Alfonso Arau is close to setting up his first film in almost four years, the black comedy "Picking Up the Pieces," and Woody Allen is eyeing the lead role.
France's TF1 International has acquired international rights to the French-lingo psycho-thriller "Facing," starring Jean-Hugues Anglade ("Betty Blue," "La Reine Margot").
Eyeing a multicharacter starring vehicle for actor-comedian Martin Lawrence, 20th Century Fox has paid a mid-six- against high-six-figure sum for Darryl Quarles' comedy spec "Big Momma's House."
BBC Worldwide, the pubcaster's commercial arm, so far has registered 440 international buyers for its annual TV programming showcase, a record in attendance and up 9% from last year.
Speedvision, the cable network owned by Fox/Liberty Networks, Media One, Comcast and Cox, has lined up three weekly half-hour series based on print magazines: "Motor Trend Television," "Motorcyclist"…
After opening offices in Orlando and New York, Disney Production Services has decided to set up shop and provide equipment rentals and services in Los Angeles.
Excite has secured the exclusive online rights to the fifth annual U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo., March 3-7.
Victory Co. of Japan (JVC) and telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT), along with three other firms, are planning to launch a test system to deliver music as data to…
Visual f/x and post-production shop Flat Earth Prods. Inc. has launched Flat Earth Entertainment to co-produce as well as develop its own slate of pics. The company would produce the effects for the…
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