With the local market heating up and the national currency continuing to rout the U.S. dollar, at least two Brazilian nets say they will increase their purchases of foreign shows this year.
South Korea looks likely to enter a new and more open era in broadcasting regulation with the launch of its Broadcasting and Communication Commission.
Despite inroads made by cable and satellite, the Japanese television biz remains dominated by the five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK.
Fox Atomic is acquiring the novel "Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List" and will develop it as a star vehicle for "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere. Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer will write the script.
Next week's Mip international TV sales confab in Cannes will be a coming-out party for ShineReveille Intl., the distribution wing of the powerhouse indies that merged in February.
Twentieth Century Fox has acquired rights to "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime," an article in the March edition of Men's Vogue about daredevil cargo pilots.
Universal has acquired nonfiction tome "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" and will turn it into a film about the first person to set foot on the moon.
Twentieth Century Fox has scooped up Alan McElroy's action-thriller spec "Man and Wife" for mid-six figures.
Big Beach partners Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf have made a first-look deal with producer Glenn Williamson and his Back Lot Pictures label.
Benderspink is adapting "Last Blood," based on Bobby Crosby's comicbook centered on a band of vampires protecting the Earth's last human survivors of a zombie apocalypse.