LONDON -- The BBC has tapped one of rival ITV's rising stars to head youth-skewed web BBC 3.
BBC Worldwide veteran Helen Jackson has been tapped as the outfit's managing director of content and production.
Chinese distrib China Lion is planning a day-and-date release of Feng Xiaogang's laffer "If You Are the One 2" in China and in North America on Dec. 24.
Terry Gilliam is godfathering "1884," to be co-produced by U.K.'s Steam Driven Films and France's 2d3D Animations.
Japan's box office has hit a record 220 billion yen ($2.65 billion), topping the $2.54 billion notched up in 2004, according to figures from distrib Toho.
"Sesame Street's Big Bird Looks at the World" will debut on Shanghai's tyke-skewed Haha Channel on Dec. 22.
Spain's Vicente Canales, the former head of Filmax's international division, has launched his own sales agency, Film Factory Ent.
Appearing on the penultimate "Larry King Live" on Wednesday, Barbra Streisand said President Obama was "maybe a little" disappointing in not just repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" at the start of his…
Veteran Canuck performer Howie Mandel will receive the Award of Distinction at the 32nd Banff World Television Festival.
Hungary's Customs and Finance Office have detained producer Gabor P. Koltai over allegations of fraud totaling HUF 4 billion ($19 million).
The tax bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate today, in a 81-19 vote, includes a sweetener for the entertainment business: An extension of a provision that allows production expenses to be…