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‘Score’ one for Brando

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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.

Oz auds to see ‘Romance’

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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.

ESPN mag taps Rooney as sr. veep

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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.

Inside Moves

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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.

World briefs

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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 »

‘Journey’ ends in victory

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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 pacts for pix

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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 books greats

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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.

Runaway activists sked anni

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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.