The European premiere of Sam Mendes' acclaimed tragi-comedy "American Beauty" will close the 43rd London Film Festival on Nov. 18.
Former CBS prexy Kim LeMasters has joined Replay Networks as chairman and CEO of the digital video recorder service.
In its first big development deal for the 2000-01 season, UPN has given a 13-episode order to an animated comedy starring and exec produced by Howard Stern.
Greg Sucherman has been upped to VP of field operations at Universal Pictures.
USA Broadcasting is expected to announce today plans for the debut of local sports and entertainment programming on its TV station in Atlanta in early November.
Strand Releasing has bought North American rights to Catalan director Ventura Pons' "Beloved/Friend," starring Josep Maria Pou and Rosa Maria Sarda.
Linda Steiner has been upped to senior veep of creative affairs for Warner Bros. Television Animation, while Christopher Keenan has been named veep of creative affairs.
Imagine Television -- riding high on its grand slam last season with the WB's "Felicity," Fox's "The Pjs" and ABC's "Sports Night" -- has two hot development prospects set up at ABC with pilot…
Peter Howitt, who last directed the Gwyneth Paltrow starrer "Sliding Doors," has been entrusted with MGM's financial thriller "Anti-Trust."
Bradley J. Siegel has been promoted to president, general entertainment networks, at Turner Broadcasting System.
Robyn Dunn and Wayne Roche have been promoted to Managing Directors of U.S. Sales at Variety. In their shared role, Dunn and Roche will oversee all domestic advertising sales for Variety and Daily…