Tony Miller has been appointed chief operating officer of Union Pictures and its film production arm, Natural Nylon, whose partners include Brit actors Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Johnny Lee Miller…
Comedian Robert Townsend, who sang the praises of classic doo-wop and R&B with his 1991 pic "The Five Heartbeats," has signed to host Polygram TV's new syndie music showcase "Motown Live."
Kyra Sedgwick and Rob Morrow are set to star in Dogsmile Pictures' romantic comedy "Labor Pains."
Sid Ganis' Out of the Blue Entertainment has picked up feature and TV rights to Charles Dennis' last two novels, "Given the Crime" and "Given the Evidence."
The Indian film industry has for the past several years been waging a war on film piracy -- and now it is fingering cowboy cable operators.
Cindy Bell has joined Showtime Networks Inc. as VP of comedy programming, responsible for developing original comedy series for the pay cabler.
"60 Minutes" vet Patti Hassler has been tapped to serve as senior producer for the upcoming second edition of the magazine series.
Brad Silberling, who last directed the Warner Bros. hit "City of Angels," will make his next directing effort "Baby's in Black" for DreamWorks and producer Mark Johnson.
Indian Information and broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj is greenlighting four niche channels as part of its plans to expand the state-backed Doordashan network.
CBS Corp. has promoted Farid Suleman to senior VP of finance.
The newly formed World 2000 Prods. has purchased the development slate of Scripps Howard Prods. for an estimated $5 million to $8 million, but the Scripps Howard library will remain in the hands of…