Ray Dolby, the engineer who founded Dolby Laboratories and whose innovations ushered in the modern era of sound for filmed entertainment, died Thursday in San Francisco. He was 80. He had been…
On the eve of the Toronto Intl. Film Festilval, Alcon Entertainment and “Prisoners” director Denis Villeneuve have closed a two-year overall deal. The deal calls covers Villeneuve’s writing and…
BANGKOK — Political life, pop culture and social media collided yesterday in Thailand when wealthy politician Chonsawat ‘Ae’ Asavahame announced that he had married soap opera superstar Janie…
A TV company best known for its reliance on so-called "non fiction" programming is playing with something a little off-kilter for its viewers: scripted fare.
Last year, National Geographic set out to launch more series than its typical one-offs, and struck gold with survivalist docuseries "Doomsday Preppers." The skein, which focuses on the American…
PARIS -- The U.S. has emerged as by far the biggest growth market for French film exports, moving distribs in France to declare, "Vive les Etats Unis!"
TLC's latest series, "Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.," no doubt began as another wannabe freakshow (most of the channel's lineup is), but winds up playing like a reality-TV version of the May-December…
Electus has acquired international distrib rights for three Spike TV series in time for industry confab NATPE: "Flip Men," "American Digger" and "Car Lot Cowboy," all unscripted skeins airing on the…
Spike has renewed "Bar Rescue" for a second season, following the company's new, all-unscripted trajectory (Daily Variety, Aug. 30). Net has placed another 10-seg order for the nightspot renovation…
"Blue Mountain State" might be the last scripted show on Spike TV for years to come.
Spike TV has picked up four new tough-guy-centric unscripted series, including "American Digger," a 13-episode order from "Auction Hunters" shingle Gurney Productions.