In a combination that will create one of the most potent entertainment litigation shops in showbiz, Los Angeles-based firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is merging with New York-based powerhouse…
Disney has set a July start date for its remake of "The Shaggy Dog," and the studio has asked Brian Robbins to direct Tim Allen as a man who occasionally changes into a sheepdog.
"American Pie" producer Warren Zide will set up shop at Sony next year with Anthem, an equity-backed financing and production shingle. For the last six years Zide has partnered with Craig Perry in…
USA Network is teaming up with exec producer Craig Anderson (TNT's "Wilder Days") for "Affairs to Remember," a six-hour limited series exploring the anatomy of an affair.
UPN is showing some crazy love toward Solange Knowles. Net has inked Knowles -- the younger sister of megaselling crooner Beyonce Knowles -- to a talent holding deal.
Sobini Films, a production, financing and sales shingle headed by Mark Amin, has acquired worldwide rights to first-time writer-director Joey Curtis' street-racing drama "Quattro Noza."
Court TV and Sundance Channel have pacted to co-produce "The First Amendment Project," a series of half-hours focused on the First Amendment and what it means to a handful of independent filmmakers.
“Soldier’s Girl,” which made the American Film Institute’s top 10 TV list, was developed by Showtime and screened by the network at the Sundance Film Festival. Information was incorrect in Monday’s…
Let the Games begin. Signing its second-longest contract ever, the Peacock on Tuesday said it has sealed a nine-year deal that will keep veteran NBC Sports chair Dick Ebersol at the net through the…
The 2004 NATPE confab will include the Pitch Pit, a chance for aspiring producers to pitch ideas to development execs and agents.
The restructured FilmFour is backing the development of a movie of D.B.C. Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel "Vernon God Little," with Pawel Pawlikowski attached to direct for L.A.-based producer…