Just about everybody, friends and friendly foes alike, called to congratulate Leslie Moonves on his promotion last week to Viacom co-prexy/co-chief operating officer. Donald Trump, on the other hand…
TV writer-producer Ralph Farquhar will make his feature writing and directing bow with New Line Cinema teen comedy "Crenshaw Blvd."
Producer Sam Okun has signed a first-look deal with Peter Sahagen's newly launched Beverly Hills-based indie production, financing and distribution shingle Ardustry Entertainment.
Feature scribe Collin Friesen ("The Big White") has come aboard as co-exec producer of "Freak Beat," a half-hour set up at HBO. Cabler has made a script commitment to the single-cam project to be…
Columbia has paid close to $4 million for the pitch "Talladega Nights," a comedy Will Ferrell will topline and Adam McKay will direct.
Storefront Pictures president Susan Cartsonis has optioned Sarah Dunant's Renaissance-set bestseller "The Birth of Venus" and tapped Karen Croner to script an adaptation.
Disney Channel has recruited Discovery Networks veep Matthew Palmer to head up the kids cabler's marketing division.
The truth is out there -- and soon, Chris Carter's "Millennium" and "Harsh Realm" will be, too. With all nine seasons of "The X-Files" available on DVD as of last month, Fox Home Entertainment is…
The MTV Movie Awards mocks the year in movies as much as it celebrates it. But this year, the cabler followed the Oscars, giving its top movie prize to "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"…
Hamish McAlpine, head of U.K. and U.S. film distribution company Tartan Films, has hired former Playboy VP Andrew Schreiber as president of Tartan Video USA. The division should launch this fall.
NBC and Time Warner are back in the running to buy (or at least size up) MGM, now that the exclusive negotiating period between the Lion and would-be buyer Sony has expired for all intents and…