No sooner had Ethan Hawke's "Hamlet" hit the U.S. multiplexes courtesy of Miramax than still another movie version, starring Campbell Scott as Shakespeare's melancholy Dane, has completed production…
"Popular" creator/exec producer Ryan Murphy has been recruited by a new clique, inking a two-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television and Tollin-Robins Prods. that includes a put pilot…
Pearson Television has bought U.K. indie Talkback Productions for £62 million ($93 million), a premium price but in line with what was expected (Daily Variety, June 13). The acquisition will broaden…
No one enjoys visiting a strip mall. The scourge of the suburban landscape, they specialize in mundane, easy-in, easy-out transactions -- except in the wacky Valley collection of shops known as Plaza…
The top dog in British pay TV for the next three years will be decided Thursday. That's when satcaster BSkyB will find out whether it has retained the rights to live Premier League soccer -- or has…
Mark DeCarlo is ankling as co-host of FX Networks' talk series "The X Show" to pursue development opportunities with FX and other networks.
Russia's media world was thrown into shock Tuesday with the arrest of media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky, owner of the country's main independent television channel, NTV, on charges of theft and…
Home shopper QVC is coming back to Japan in July in the form of a joint venture with the Mitsui trading house.
Telepiu, Italy's leading pay TV operator, has signed an agreement with Telecom Italia to distribute its digital bouquet D+ on the telco group's cable network, Telepiu president and CEO Michel…
"Passenger 57" helmer Kevin Hooks is replacing Paris Barclay as showrunner of the CBS medical drama "City of Angels."