Viewers may have rejected "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," but Emmy voters showed a soft spot for Aaron Sorkin's showbiz skein. NBC drama managed to score five noms.
NBC Universal Intl. Television has inked a wide-ranging content deal with Germany's RTL Television that includes feature films such as "Miami Vice" and "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift."
Park Circus, the Glasgow-based distributor specializing in re-issues of classic movies, has signed a three year deal for digital cinema services with Arts Alliance Media.
Movie admissions in Norway fell 13% to 5.1 million in the first six months of 2007, compared with the same period last year, but were up 1.4% on 2005.
Ron Howard will helm Universal's adaptation of "The Emperor's Children," Claire Messud's 2006 novel about Gotham's upper crust, based on a script by Noah Baumbach.
"American Idol" director Bruce Gowers has been tapped to helm the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, a gig he also held two years ago.
The Weinstein Co. has added another high-profile name to "Nine," tapping Oscar-nommed screenwriter and novelist Michael Tolkin to pen the screen adaptation.
John Leguizamo has been cast in 20th Century Fox thriller "The Happening," directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
UIP has confirmed that it has canceled the Japan release of Universal's struggling faith-based comedy, "Evan Almighty."
Variety will present its annual 10 Actors to Watch lineup for the first time onstage at the Hollywood Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Oct. 22.