Katherine Butler, former head of development at Film4, has been upped to senior commissioning exec.
U.K. distrib E1 has picked up "Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre," a Nordic horror pic produced by the Icelandic Film Co. and Film and Music Ent.
Infrastructural changes under way at the Lido will certainly impact next year's fest.
Rome and the surrounding Lazio region are ramping up efforts to consolidate their status as the hub of Italy's film and TV industries.
The Smithsonian Channel has acquired U.S. pay TV rights to Gallic docu series "Apocalypse: The Second World War."
The London Film Festival unveiled its strongest lineup in years on Wednesday with an expanded awards ceremony, 15 world preems and a generous sprinkling of George Clooney among the highlights.
Bruce Springsteen, Robert DeNiro and Mel Brooks will be recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors. Also among those being honored at a Washington gala on Dec. 6 will be jazz great Dave Brubeck…
Endemol's attempt to beef up its distribution activities have notched up another gear by the decision to amalgamate Endemol Intl. and Southern Star Intl.
ABC high-concept thriller "FlashForward," starring Joseph Fiennes and Jack Davenport, has notched up sales to 11 territories across Europe.
Alive Entertainment has pacted with Fireworks Intl. to finance, produce and develop drama series and miniseries.
I am sad to hear the news that our colleague here at Variety, Army Archerd, who had an amazing 52-year career as a daily columnist, passed away today at the age of 87. He continued his column online…