The British government appears to be backing down on imposing an extra TV license fee to fund the BBC's digital services, and may instead run the gauntlet for an across-the-board boost to the tax.
NBC Studios has locked up an exclusive overall deal with writer-producer Remi Aubuchon, currently a scribe on the WB drama "Jack and Jill."
Writer-director Sue Kramer has been enlisted to adapt the Kathryn Leigh Scott novel "The Bunny Years" for Touchstone Pictures and has also sold to CBS the 30-minute pilot script "Frankie."
Fox Broadcasting Co. has greenlit a 20th Century Fox Television drama pilot for an "X-Files" spinoff based on the Lone Gunmen characters seen from time to time on the skein (Daily Variety, Jan. 12.)
Fox and CBS will unveil their long-awaited diversity initiatives at two separate Los Angeles press conferences skedded for this morning.
Danny Nucci, who played Leonardo DiCaprio's best friend and steerage mate in "Titanic," is close to landing the lead role in the Paramount pilot "Kiss Me Guido," which is being developed for CBS.
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CBS has finalized a $20 million deal for a U.S. version of the sought-after Dutch import "Big Brother" -- a pact likely to take advantage of the Eye's new synergies with Viacom-owned cable properties.
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