Discop, the only international TV program market dedicated to the Central and Eastern European content biz, has notched up record registration for its 15th edition, which runs June 22-24 in Budapest.
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William Friedkin's "Bug" is one of five new pics repping the U.S. in an otherwise Europe-heavy Directors Fortnight, the Cannes Film Festival sidebar laced this year with beaucoup Gallic fare.
The names at the top of the Coachella bills responded by delivering energetic sets that thrilled the bejesus out of their fans and gave naysayers reason to pause.
At the tender age of 7, Coachella has navigated its way through the crossroads with agility and grace. Festivals, a business that was dying when this alt-rock-oriented, desert get-together was…
McG and Matt Cirulnick have sold an untitled pitch to New Regency, with Cirulnick set to pen the script and McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision to produce. Cirulnick's original idea is a modern…
Bravo has ordered up another helping of "Top Chef." Cable network has greenlit a second 10-episode season of the culinary competish, while adding a reunion special to the current run and expanding…
Luke Wilson is in negotiations to star opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Screen Gems' suspense thriller "Vacancy," being produced by Hal Lieberman. Screen Gems has yet to tap a director; production is…
Focus Features Intl. -- headed by U.K.-based Alison Thompson -- has scooped up overseas sales and distrib rights to writer-helmer Michel Gondry's upcoming "Be Kind Rewind" starring Jack Black.
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.