The battle of the Jackies continues: CBS has inked Joanne Whalley to play the title role in its mini "Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Life."
Shares of MP3.com soared nearly 50%, closing at $16.88 Wednesday, as speculation swirled that several of the five major label groups are close to settling their copyright infringement suits with the…
Jersey Films has picked up the rights to Binnie Kirshenbaum's "On Mermaid Avenue," tapping Tim John ("Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde") to adapt the screenplay, which will redubbed "Mermaids in Manhattan."
A former senior Cinar Corp. exec is suing the company, the latest in a long list of legal troubles for the Canuck TV outfit. Louis Fournier, who left his position as vice president of distribution at…
Committing to another miniseries, Showtime has given the go-ahead to "It's a Girl Thing," a comedy-drama featuring an ensemble cast, including Linda Hamilton, Rebecca De Mornay and Stockard Channing.
Digital technology company Burst.com has tapped former Lucasfilm Games exec Douglas Glen as prexy. San Francisco-based Burst provides proprietary software to Web sites that enable video and audio…
PBS Tri-State flagship Thirteen/WNET will produce and air live coverage of the largest Independence Day maritime spectacle in New York's history on July 4 from 9 a.m.-noon.
Eddie Lambert has ankled his post as senior director of music licensing at EMI-Capitol Music to join online production studio SmashCast as the Netco's chief music officer, it was announced Tuesday.
Troy D. Dow has been named to the position of counsel, technology and new media, of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.
Cowboy Booking Intl. and Antidote Films are getting hitched under the new moniker Code Red, which will acquire and release up to 10 pics per year.
Peter Downer has quit as managing director of Australian arthouse distributor Pinefilm. Best known for distribbing "Gods and Monsters," Pinefilm is controlled by the Rothsey family.