FROM MIPCOM Paramount's international TV division and Movie Television, one of the leading sub-distributors for Japan, finalized a programming distribution agreement Wednesday at Mipcom.
Thesp Christine Lahti will again team with scribe Wendy Wasserstein. Lahti has signed on to star in the telepic adaptation of Wasserstein's play "An American Daughter" for Lifetime.
FROM MIPCOM Even Britain's BBC has gone commercial -- and it's doing so better than many observers had expected.
Fox Broadcasting Co.'s troubled "Manchester Prep" has turned into a liaison mortel.
FROM MIPCOM Carlo Macchitella, the newly appointed general director of Italian pubcaster RAI's film unit, RAI Cinema, announced at Cannes that two multi-year output deals with Disney and MGM are near…
Several new skeins turned in strong ratings performances Tuesday, but the night's biggest winner is shaping up to be a studio: 20th Century Fox Television.
FROM MIPCOMWhile Italy's Mediaset and Germany's Kirch Group are working on the final details of their much ballyhooed Euro alliance, Roberto Pace, topper of Mediaset TV production, acquisition and…
FROM MIPCOM The hottest thing on the Croisette this week is formats -- and they are now coming with much more contemporary twists to them. Endemol's latest entry, "Big Brother," is a hybrid…
USA Networks has snatched the rights to the popular expedition race "Eco-Challenge" from the Discovery Channel as USA expands its lifestyle sporting events.
Call her Ms. Big: "Sex and the City" scribe Cindy Chupack, who last spring signed a multimillion-dollar overall deal with Artists Television Group, has now scored blind comedy pilot commitments from…
VH-1 continues to dabble in the gameshow world after ordering a pilot from Columbia TriStar for "Rock & Roll Pyramid" to complement its successful "Rock & Roll Jeopardy" that has already aired on the…