Sue Naegle is stepping down as president of entertainment for HBO with plans to segue to a production pact with the pay cabler. No one is expected to replace her in the post. Naegle was tapped prez…
HONG KONG – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has licensed 65 hours of TV shows to Chinese state TV broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). The deal was announced Wednesday at the third…
Kevin Costner and his Treehouse Films have entered into a first-look television deal with Sea To Sky Entertainment, the TV production and distribution joint venture between Lionsgate and Frank…
Johnny Depp's already Disney's go-to guy for tentpoles. Now the Mouse House has made room for the thesp's production banner Infinitum Nihil. Under a new multi-year first-look deal, Depp will develop…
While Legendary Entertainment's Thomas Tull is still talking to multiple studios about a new distribution and potential co-financing deal for its movies, Warner Bros. isn't among them. Tull is set to…
With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
Variety has been compiling the Facts on Pacts stats for more than a decade, based on info supplied by the six major studios. The tally now stands at 151, which again is good news and bad news: It's…
Millennium Films has signed Marshak Zachary Co.'s Darryl Marshak to a two-year first-look production deal.
Stephen Gaghan is making a concentrated effort to shift into television, signing a cable-specific production deal with Fox 21.
Exclusive Media and Cross Creek Pictures have launched a three-year deal to co-finance, co-produce and co-develop at least two feature films per year with budgets up to $65 million.
First-look production deals are holding steady: There are now 155 at the studios, a gain of a dozen from a year ago.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Behind the Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)
- ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Make-Up and Hair Styling Awards
- A Low-Key Berlinale Yields Some Foreign Oscar Contenders to Watch