The picture isn't even done yet, but FX has
reportedly snatched broadcast rights to
Superman Returns. For 12% of the film's theatrical
gross (to be capped at about $25 million), the Fox ancillary will have first rights to air the superflick, starting in
A month after Brad Grey brought the contracts over the Steven Spielberg's Malibu home, the Paramount-Dreamworks deal is far from
closed. Right now, the two companies are working on employee integration, and to that end, department heads at both
studios have been asked to present lists of their employees, which are now being compared side-by-side to determine
whether the current Paramount employee, or the current Dreamworks staffer is more deserving of the final position.
Though the trade claims "there is no mandate to cut a certain number of staffers" ... come on, right?
Meanwhile, deposed Disney CEO Michael
Eisner has hopped over to sometime Dreamworks suitor NBC/Universal. No, he's not running the show – he's just
running a talk show. CNBC will air a bimonthly interview set to be called ... wait for it ... Conversations With Michael
Eisner. If one was to assume this was Eisner's way of making sure his rolodex stays up to date, one wouldn't necessarily
be wrong. As he tells Variety: "It will keep me on top of my game in the areas outside the show, because I will be
talking to people in industries I am interested in." Bets on how long this venture will last before Eisner talks
his way into a new exec role can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.