The success of "Deal or No Deal" has sparked a case of gameshow fever at the networks, with new quizzers now in the works at each of the Big Four.
Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free Prods. shingle will produce "The Killing Sea," based on Richard Lewis' upcoming novel, for Fox 2000. Ridley Scott is eyeing the director's chair.
Sony Pictures Releasing Intl. has upped Ralph Alexander to exec VP of distribution, with expanded duties for Europe. The two-decade veteran of Columbia TriStar will continue to report to Mark Zucker…
Jessica Alba will host this year's MTV Movie Awards. Alba is up for three of the cabler's awards: top hero and top onscreen team for "Fantastic Four," as well as sexiest performance for "Sin City."
Elizabeth and Jim Wiatt and Arianna Huffington hosted a book party Friday night for Kathy Freston at Huffington's Brentwood home, offering a rare mix of media world High Church and Low Church.
The music industry's four major distributors -- EMI, Sony BMG, Universal and Warner Music -- renewed contracts with Apple Computer on Monday to continue selling songs through the iTunes musicstore.
TV Land has greenlit "I Pity the Fool," a reality show starring Mr. T as a Dr. Phil-style help guru, and "Back to the Grind," featuring TV actors like Erik Estrada and Loni Anderson as they try to…
Richard Gere and Terrence Howard are in talks to star in "Spring Break in Bosnia," for which the Weinstein Co. has acquired North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights. "The…
New Line is fast-tracking development of Middle East political thriller "Rendition," with Gavin Hood ("Tsotsi") directing and Steve Golin producing through his Anonymous Content banner.
Millennium Films and Emmett/Furla Films are bringing sword-and-sorcery comicbook heroine "Red Sonja" back to the bigscreen. Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort's Millennium will finance and produce the pic…
News Corp. has made good on its promise to buy more startups, announcing Monday the acquisition of two early-stage companies. The two firms, Newroo and kSolo, are media tools as much as destinations.