PACT announced Tuesday it had appointed Ronnie Planalp as director of film at Britain's indie producer trade association.
ESPN has scored with a pair of ratings winners. Made-for "The Junction Boys" brought in more than 3 million viewers for the sports channel Saturday night.
Showtime is developing a series adaptation of Brazilian novel "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" with Jason Alexander and Jenny Birchfield-Eick's AngelArk Prods.
Fresh from the success of its 20-hour miniseries "Taken," Sci Fi Channel will spend "A Thousand Days" on one of its next big projects.
Kristen Johnston ("3rd Rock From the Sun") plans to make a return to television next fall, inking to star in a laffer for ABC.
Blighty broadcaster Channel 4 has appointed drama chief Tessa Ross as head of its new inhouse film production unit.
Sitcom specialist Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, making its first foray into feature production, has signed a three-year first-look agreement with Paramount Pictures.
Basic cabler FX has greenlit an original telepic, "44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout," about the real-life bank holdup and ensuing shootout between police and heavily armed gunmen.
Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, have filed a $23 million lawsuit against cable television network VH1 and others for dropping plans to air a reality show that centered on their lives.
An early Tuesday fire at the Hollywood Center Studios has jeopardized all but the premiere episode of ABC's upcoming reality skein "Celebrity Mole."