Dutch-based Endemol Entertainment has taken a 51% share in Helkon Media, the Munich-based distributor/producer and licenser.
The exec committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has voted not to renew the contract of executive director James L. Loper, who has held the position for 15 years.
TNT has signed Bill Pullman to star in and make his directorial debut on an adaptation of "The Virginian."
Castle Rock Entertainment has acquired "The Eyes of the Wicked," a pitch by producer Harry Colomby and writer David Black.
Bookended by two high-profile Cannes movies -- Todd Haynes' "Velvet Goldmine" and French sleeper hit "The Dreamlife of Angels" -- the 52nd Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival (Aug. 16-30) features a strong…
Six weeks after launch, Barry Diller's experimental Miami station has seen its first major personnel shuffle, as managing director Alfredo Duran has stepped down to pursue programming projects.
In an explosive weekend at cinemas overseas, "Godzilla" and "Armageddon" posted monster bows, shattering a host of industry and company records.
Raising their Hollywood profile, writer/director Neil LaBute and producing partner Stephen Pevner have set up three new pictures at separate companies, in addition to their two-picture deal with…
Germany's private stations are up in arms over pubcaster ZDF's plans to take out a loan for up to DM500 million ($275 million) to secure future rights for prominent soccer tournaments.
A mere month after inking a $600,000 pay-and-play deal for his World War II sci-fi thriller "Proteus," indie tyro Darren Aronofsky is on course for another major payday.
In a bid to become a bigger player in an industry dominated by global media giants, Canada's two largest production companies -- Alliance Communications and Atlantis Communications -- have inked a…