Radio and TV concern Southern Cross Broadcasting is set to acquire Southern Star Group, Australia's biggest TV producer-distrib. Neil Balnaves, exec chairman of Southern Star, who will join the SCB…
Mostow/Lieberman has upped Sarah Self to VP. Self will continue to report to Hal Lieberman and Jonathan Mostow. For U, she set up comedy spec "My Better Half," by Boyce Buhliari and Jamie McLaughlin…
The American Film Institute joined the year-end kudos count Sunday with an eclectic group of top picks that included the animated box office hit "Finding Nemo" and fantasy epic "The Lord of the…
The estate of John Wayne has made a deal with Cinetech and Chace Prods. to update and restore two of the actor's 1950s hits, "The High and the Mighty" and "Island in the Sky."
Consolidating a relationship that yielded the distrib's first best picture Oscar as well as its chief 2003 awards contender, "Cold Mountain," Miramax Films has signed a three-year first-look deal…
"Threat Matrix" co-exec producer Charles Haid has been tapped to direct the Lifetime pilot "Class Actions" from exec producer Deborah Joy LeVine ("The Division").
The Walt Disney Co. has paid six figures to acquire the pitch "Rescued!" from scribes Jack Angelo and Sam Brown. Story concerns the lovelorn teenage daughter of South Florida's most feared INS agent…
The 13th annual New York Jewish Film Festival will unspool from Jan. 14-29 at the Walter Reade Theater. International festival presented by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center will…
The Boston Society of Film Critics gave multiple awards to the locally shot "Mystic River," docu "Capturing the Friedmans" and the quirky "Lost in Translation" in its annual balloting Sunday.
In response to the court ruling that overturned the MPAA's screener ban and to a personal request from producer Ted Hope, who was one of the key plaintiffs in the independent film coalition lawsuit…
Rival Spanish-lingo broadcasters Univision and Telemundo are going head-to-head with original telenovela productions for the first time.