Universal Pictures is in serious negotiations with Gary Levinsohn and Mark Gordon's Mutual Film Co. to put together a co-financing deal involving five pictures valued at a total of $350 million…
Tara Fitzgerald ("Brassed Off") has inked to star in "Lady Appledore's Mesalliance," a romantic period comedy that Christina Rosati is directing for Goldheart Pictures.
Dustin Hoffman is set to star opposite Natalie Portman in Mandate Pictures' "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," a fantasy directed by Zach Helm. Mandate will fully finance "Mr. Magorium" and holds…
The BBC will invest up to $16 million this year in its new Internet service, including a 24-hour news Web site due later this fall.
NBC veteran Albert Spevak has been named senior vice president of business affairs for MGM Worldwide Television Group.
Motion Intl. of Montreal has inked a long-term output deal with DreamWorks Pictures to handle all of the new studio's pics in Quebec in both English and French.
Comedy Central has quietly renewed its animated comedy series "South Park" for a second order of 13 episodes in the wake of ratings that cement the show as the most successful homegrown program in…
Kim Ho's dreamy love story "Kitchen" won the Best of Puchon award at the first Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.
Producer Peter Engel has extended his pact with NBC Enterprises, agreeing to a new five-year deal that potentially will add primetime series to his current teen-oriented Saturday morning slate.
Carlton Communications is shutting down the international operations of its distrib arm, Carlton Film Distributors, and will likely also end its U.K. distribution by the end of the year.
As U.S. suppliers pack their bags for the 13th annual Mipcom TV trade show in Cannes (Friday through Sept. 30), they're betting that 1997 will be one of the healthiest on record.