LOS ANGELES, December 11: Breaking Bad scored four nominations for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, followed by 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Homeland and Modern Family with three nods each.
LONDON, December 11: FremantleMedia has divided the role of CEO for its Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking operations in the Americas, between Daniela Busoli and Adrián Santucho.
NEW YORK/ROME, December 11: Following an announcement earlier this week regarding the creation of A+E Networks Italy, Sherin Salvetti has been appointed as managing director of the new Rome-based operation.
UNIVERSAL CITY, December 11: NBC has greenlit the four-hour mini-series Rosemary's Baby, based on the 1967 best-selling suspense novel by Ira Levin that was later adapted into a feature film by director Roman Polanski.
LONDON, December 11: ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has renewed its multi-year output agreement with Seven in Australia, which has already acquired the second season of Mr. Selfridge, among other titles, through the pact.
LONDON, December 11: Sir Howard Stringer, former chairman and CEO of Sony, has been appointed as a non-executive director on the board of the BBC.
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11: World Screen Newsflash provides a look at what attendees can expect from the Realscreen Summit, which is set to take place January 26 to 29, 2014 at the Washington Hilton.
LONDON, December 11: Three new foreign-language drama series are headed to BBC Four, among them the Israeli series Hostages, sold by Armoza Formats.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK/TORONTO, December 11: Entertainment One (eOne) and Sundance Channel are co-developing Reaching for Heaven, an original scripted show based on the Israeli format from Norma Productions, for the U.S.
BEVERLY HILLS, December 11: The new original series BoJack Horseman, which features the voice talent of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Amy Sedaris, is launching exclusively on Netflix in all territories where the service is available in mid-2014.
SYDNEY, December 11: Southern Star Entertainment, which was fully acquired by Endemol in 2009, is rebranding to become Endemol Australia.
SÃO PAULO, December 11: Brazilian broadcaster RedeTV! has signed a long-term deal with combat-sport promoters XFC International to launch a new mixed martial arts championship featuring athletes from across Latin America.
NEW YORK, December 11: The social platform Viggle has inked a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive that will create second-screen sponsorship and content opportunities for Scripps' advertisers.
TEL AVIV/BOGOTÁ, December 11: Colombian network Caracol TV has released a second-screen app to accompany its show The Voice Colombia and that will also feature news, sports programming and video on demand, among other features.
ATLANTA, December 11: This February, Cartoon Network is slated to air the annual Hall of Game sports awards show, marking the ceremony's fourth year on the channel.
SILVER SPRING, December 11: Sirens Media, the producers of such series as Real Housewives of New Jersey, has hired veteran TV executive Stuart Zwagil as its new chief operating officer.
TORONTO, December 11: Guru Studio has secured multiple home-entertainment and music deals for the preschool show Justin Time, spanning the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland.
MADRID, December 11: Simba has begun to roll out a number of toys based on the animated boys' brand Sendokai Champions in Spain's main stores.
MONTREAL, December 11: Tom Perlmutter has decided to step down as the chair of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and government film commissioner, effective December 31.
TORONTO, December 11: Jim Selby, the former CEO of Naxos, has become the inaugural senior VP of ole Digital.
NEW YORK, December 10: Due to economic gridlock in the U.S. and the continued financial crisis in the Eurozone, GroupM has revised its worldwide advertising spending forecast for 2014 downward, from 5.1-percent growth to now 4.6-percent.
LOS ANGELES, December 10: In a conference call today with press, Rod Perth, NATPE’s president and CEO, said the organization is committed to breaking down traditional barriers within the industry and creating an environment where deals get done across all platforms.
EL SEGUNDO, December 10: More than 1.7 billion devices capable of accessing over-the-top (OTT) broadband content such as Netflix and Hulu are expected to ship by the end of the year, according to IHS.
BURBANK, December 10: Legendary Entertainment has secured 100-percent ownership of Asylum Entertainment, which is behind such popular programming as ESPN's 30 for 30 series, reality cable shows like Beverly Hills Pawn and dramatic mini-series, including The Kennedys.
NEW YORK, December 10: Aiysha Hart and Jack Donnelly, the stars of the BBC fantasy drama Atlantis, explain to World Screen Newsflash how they came on board the project and what they like about their respective characters.
BEVERLY HILLS, December 10: Netflix continues to build up its slate of original documentaries, adding the Mitt Romney doc Mitt, which will launch exclusively on the service on January 24, 2014.
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, December 10: A+E Networks' mini-series event Bonnie & Clyde delivered 9.8 million total viewers during its premiere broadcast on Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY.
LOS ANGELES, December 10: Showtime is bringing back the comedy Californication for a seventh season, which will be the series' last.
LONDON, December 10: Channel 4 has greenlit a new run of Fifteen to One, which is getting a 20-episode series and four celebrity specials.
LOS ANGELES, December 10: Caryn Mandabach Productions, which is behind the BBC Two series Peaky Blinders, has tapped veteran film producer Michael Besman to head up its L.A. office.