TLC scored record ratings with its launch of "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on Sunday. According to my colleague Mike Schneider, the show averaged nearly 5 million viewers, making it the No. 1 program launch…
The Producers Guild of America has tapped Scott Rudin to receive its David O. Selznick Achievement Award.
France's Backup Films has invested in "Cafe de Flore," from Jean-Marc Vallee ("C.R.A.Z.Y."), and "By Force," starring Isabelle Adjani and Eric Cantona.
Variety will launch Variety Arabia, a Middle East and North Africa edition, to be initially published in Arabic and English.
France-based companies Basic Lead and the Media Faculty are putting together the Remakes Market, an informal confab for international intellectual rights holders to sell their properties for…
Distrib Fox Star Studios India will release "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" on more than 800 prints, the biggest bow for a Hollywood film in the country.
Nikola Lezaic's slacker drama "Tilva ros" (Red Hill), about Serbian adolescent hip-hop skaters addicted to "Jackass" stunts, won best film and the Cine Europa prize at the 4th Estoril Film Festival…
Independent European distributors are adapting their business models to allow them to survive in a rapidly changing commercial climate.
Luis Garcia Berlanga, who helped introduce a tentative neorealism into Spain's cinema, died Nov. 13 in Madrid, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 89.
Steve Hulett has been elected to his eighth term as business representative of the Animation Guild, topping a challenge from exec board member Karen Nugent.
Dark family laffer "Less Than Kind" (HBO Canada), featuring the late Maury Chaykin, was the big winner at the Gemini TV Awards on Saturday.