Pay TV broadcaster Setanta Sports has raised Euros 315 million ($415 million) to fund a major expansion of its U.K. services, led by the launch of its live Premier League soccer coverage next August.
It may have been canceled in 2002, but "Firefly" lives on. Four years after an 11-episode run on Fox and a year after a feature adaptation grossed a modest $25 million, "Firefly" has been licensed by…
Laura Linney has signed to star in the HBO miniseries "John Adams" opposite Paul Giamatti. Tom Hooper, who won an Emmy for helming cabler's "Elizabeth I," has come aboard to direct all seven hourlong…
Gavin Polone and Jamie Tarses are ready to party with Tucker Max. Pair have set up a scripted laffer at Comedy Central inspired by the exploits of Max, a Duke Law School grad who runs a blog…
PCCW's NOW TV has landed the exclusive local rights to air UEFA Euro 2008. The 31-match soccer tournament will run June 7-29, 2008, in Austria and Switzerland. In addition to TV, PCCW also secured…
The Weinstein Co. is expanding into scripted television, pacting with TV movie giant RHI Enterprises in a production and library deal. Under terms of the five-year agreement, TWC and RHI will…
China has called a halt to new foreign investment in TV and film production companies, telling international media groups to work instead through individual projects with local partners.
Comedy was well represented on the American Film Institute's seventh annual top 10 list, a sharp contrast to last year's emphasis on high-minded and downbeat films.
The old days of a thesp risking a film career by stooping to take on a TV role is a relic of the past. Network and cable production values are soaring, while at the same time film budgets and stars'…
After largely abandoning made-for-TV movies, NBC returns with this misguided live-action update of a 32-year-old animated Rankin-Bass spec. Seemingly made for (and perhaps by) those who have hit the…