CBS rolled to victory on Wednesday's opening of the season thanks to its returning crime dramas, but it was a quiet night for new skeins.
Head of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight, Olivier Pere, has been tapped by the Society of French Directors to become artistic director of the Locarno Intl. Film Festival in 2010.
The U.K. Film Council is backing Brit companies Celsius Entertainment and Velvet Octopus at the Asian Film Market in Pusan, South Korea, which runs Oct. 3-6.
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced Thursday a licensing deal with cell phone maker Nokia to provide premium video content on the Nokia N96 handset in Singapore, the Philippines…
Spanish arthouse distributor Golem has picked up all Spanish rights on Japanese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda's family drama "Still Walking," a San Sebastian Competition contender.
Endemol France has acquired two books on the highly eventful private life of Gallic President Nicolas Sarkozy, which it's likely to use as the basis for a TV project.
Russia's foreign language Oscar nomination is Anna Melikyan's sophomore feature "The Mermaid." Pic was produced by Central Partnership and Melikyan's Magnum Film shingle.
A Russian adult cartoon TV channel that had been threatened with losing its frequency after religious groups complained that episodes of "South Park" and other toons incited religious and national…
Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Blighty's commercial broadcaster ITV as regulator Ofcom announced proposals to dramatically cut its public service commitments, including regional news shows.
U.S. and European indie pics play prominently in the Rome Film Festival's Extra sidebar, a mix of cutting-edge and vintage offerings including onstage conversations with Al Pacino, Wes Anderson…
Switching gears from atmospheric horror pic "Bad Blood," helmers Tiago Guedes and Frederico Serra delve into the unbearable miserableness of being with the unrelentingly dreary "Noise."