The depressed marketplace for theatrical movies got a jolt with the revelation Wednesday that Fox and USA have jointly bought the rights to "Bruce Almighty" and "2 Fast 2 Furious," and NBC and FX…
Showtime execs Wednesday defended their practice of premiering such a large roster of original series, arguing that it's scripted shows that drive the business.
The Fox Cable Networks Group has decided to engineer a major push to get its underachieving Fox Movie Channel into more cable homes and onto more industry radar screens by promoting Chuck Saftler to…
No need to bother with this croaker of a movie: This "Prince Charming" reeks of summer burn-off. Director Allan Arkush does his best with the overdone frog-prince story -- in the can for two years…
L.A.-based TV producer Blueprint Entertainment is forming an international arm, a 50-50 joint venture with Toronto-based distrib Oasis.
IFC has ramped up its original programming slate, greenlighting the doc "Slasher," from helmer John Landis.
The Times Discovery Channel, a joint venture of the Discovery Channel and the New York Times, has tripled its programming for the second half of the year from eight to 24 original shows, solidifying…
Kevin Lygo, director of programs at U.K. commercial web Five, confirmed Wednesday he will replace Tim Gardam, director of television at rival Channel 4, when Gardam leaves at the end of this year.
MGM Home Entertainment is launching an MGM Kids label -- featuring a lion cub in place of the familiar Leo in the logo -- to emphasize all the new deals it has struck for high-profile preschool and…
Scripted programming was an afterthought on a busy summer Tuesday evening that saw CBS' "Big Brother 4" open impressively and UPN's "America's Next Top Model" wrap with solid numbers.
It's been strangely quiet on the DirecTV/News Corp. merger front during the languorous summer months.