NBC Universal Intl. Television Distribution has sold a bundle of films and series, including Peter Jackson's upcoming pic "King Kong" to German network RTL Television.
RDF, the British independent production house behind reality shows including ABC's "Wife Swap," is expanding into drama, buying the 65% it doesn't already own in Touchpaper Television for £2.7…
E! Networks has upped Steve Dolcemaschio to exec VP of finance and business operations. He replaces longtime chief operating officer Ken Bettsteller, who announced he was ankling the cable group in…
Well into his 80s, with speech slurred by a stroke, Kirk Douglas remains a magnetic onscreen presence as he and son Michael reminisce about their lives and careers in this simple yet highly…
Feevee platform Foxtel will extend its digital rollout to businesses with Foxtel Business Digital, a range of channel packages tailored for large and small companies.
Academy of TV Arts & Sciences has reversed plans to cut acceptance speeches from several Emmy categories this year. The TV Academy board of governors reinstated the thank yous, as expected, at Monday…
Lucasfilm has hired Joshua Katz, an exec with experience in numerous cable network rebranding campaigns, as head of marketing. Katz will carry the title of vice president and report to senior VP Jim…
Feature producers Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo ("What Women Want") are beefing up their small-screen presence, inking a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Duo are already prepping for an…
Los Angeles-based nonfiction TV producer Pie Town Prods. has launched a 6,000-square-foot Chicago production facility to increase output on several of its most popular shows.
Sony Pictures TV has lined up the WB 100+ station group to take reruns of "The Shield" on weekends beginning in fall 2006. Two-year deal parallels the one engineered last month by Sony with all 26 of…