Marlon Brando is negotiating to co-star with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton in the Frank Oz-directed drama “The Score” for Mandalay Pictures.
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Australian audiences will soon have the chance to see controversial French film “Romance” after the censor’s ban was overturned Friday on appeal.
Michael Rooney, publisher of ESPN the Magazine, has been named the mag’s senior VP and general manager. He replaces John Skipper, who recently was promoted to general manager of ESPN Internet Group.
Former Warner Bros. co-chairman and CEO Terry Semel has invested $2 million in Digital Entertainment Network, which Webcasts a slate of original advertiser-supported episodic shows and offers other interactive programming to the online Gen Y crowd.
BRAZIL The Weather Channel Latam has signed a distribution agreement with Brazilian cablers group Neo-TV. Neo-TV’s 18 members own a collective 98 cable companies with 700,000 subs. The agreement should help Weather Channel Latam expand its distribution of its local channel, O Canal do Tempo. It is still negotiating to get carriage in the major… Read more »
Atom Egoyan’s “Felicia’s Journey,” the downbeat curtain-raiser at last year’s Toronto Film Festival, took four nods at the 20th annual Genie Awards, held Sunday in Toronto.
Providence Entertainment, the company that distributed the surprisingly successful religious-themed feature “The Omega Code,” has inked a deal with Triple Axel Prods. for worldwide distribution of five of its films, including the family drama “The Amati Girls.”
Oxygen Media has booked the late leading ladies Marlene Dietrich, Claudette Colbert, Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck for “The Girl in the Picture,” the new primetime show that will premiere Wednesday, when the femme cabler launches.
An advocacy group of show business professionals battling runaway production has scheduled a one-year anniversary event and expects to draw Assembly Speaker Anthony Villaraigosa and as many as 400 supporters.
Guy Crevier has unexpectedly ankled his position as president and CEO of Canadian producer Motion Intl. to become president and publisher of Montreal French-language daily newspaper La Presse.