Midem returns to Miami Beach for its third U.S.-based music market, which officially begins today. Organizers hope the addition of American genres to what largely has been a Latino showcase finally will establish the event’s viability in the world’s music industry.
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Despite an enviable track record, Work Group co-chiefs Jeff Ayeroff and Jordan Harris, who turned the label into one of Sony Music’s crown jewels, are not expected to renew their contracts, which expire at the end of the year.
NBC exec Nicole Ungerman is close to inking a deal with UPN to serve as senior veep of business affairs for the weblet, replacing the departed Layne Britton.
Disney’s Buena Vista TV and John Malone’s WAM! America’s Kids Network have commissioned a pay-per-view special, ” ‘N Sync ‘N Concert,” to air Sept. 11, the first national broadcast of the group’s current concert tour.
Buena Vista’s “Tarzan” outswung the week-old “Austin Powers” to win the weekend B.O. crown with a studio estimated $34.1 million opening, the second biggest debut ever for an animated feature.
Anna Paquin, the Oscar-winning star of “The Piano,” has joined the cast of Fox’s “X-Men,” the Bryan Singer-directed adaptation of the bestselling Marvel Comics franchise.
Universal Music and Video Distribution has upped Craig Galanti to the newly created position of veep of direct retail planning and category management.
Canada, Britain and Australia are joining forces to produce a new wartime drama series to be filmed in Canada.
Marking the project’s second home in three months, Disney has picked up George Gallo’s action-comedy spec “Double Take” (a remake of the 1957 film “Across the Bridge”) for David Permut to produce.
A former Writers Guild of America committee member has appealed the dismissal of her $138 million class-action lawsuit against CBS and the WGAW.