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Adam Bernstein and Jessica Hecht Ask $3.3 Million for Midtown Manhattan Co-op

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SELLERS: Adam Bernstein and Jessica Hecht LOCATION: New York, NY PRICE: $3,295,000 SIZE: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: A suburban ranch house-sized cooperative apartment at the illustrious Alwyn Court building in Midtown Manhattan, owned per property records by director/producer Adam Bernstein and actress Jessica Hecht, has come up for sale with an asking… Read more »

Salma Hayek-Produced ‘The Prophet’ Opens Annecy Festival

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PARIS– Salma Hayek-produced animated feature “The Prophet” is set to open Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the world’s leading toon fest. The nine-part feature, penned and helmed by Roger Allers (“The Lion King”), is inspired by Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece. Each segment is directed by Tomm Moore, Michal Socha, Joan Gratz, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann… Read more »

‘Burning Love’ Duo Announces Multiplatform Fox Slate Including ‘Filthy Sexy Teen$’

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The first slate of projects to be produced under Fox’s multiplatform deal with “Burning Love” team Keith Quinn and Jonathan Stern’s Abominable Pictures includes at least one very search engine-friendly title: “Filthy Sexy Teen$,” which received an eight-episode order and will have its global premiere on Youtube multichannel network Fullscreen in North America. The half-hour… Read more »

Sharon Draper’s ‘Out of My Mind’ YA Novel Set for Movie Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

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EveryWhere Studios and The Gotham Group (“The Maze Runner”) are teaming to produce a movie based on Sharon Draper’s inspirational young adult novel, “Out of My Mind.” The story centers on a young girl, wheelchair bound and unable to communicate because of cerebral palsy, and her journey to discover her true potential. Draper’s book was… Read more »

FremantleMedia Shakeup: Thom Beers Out, 2 Promoted to co-CEO

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Thom Beers is set to exit as CEO of FremantleMedia North America after three years in the post. He’ll be replaced by exec VPs Jennifer Mullin and Craig Cegielski, who have been promoted to co-CEOs of the production company behind “American Idol,” “America’s Got Talent” and a host of other series. Beers said he would… Read more »

‘No, You Shut Up,’ Featuring Henson Creatures, Has Much More To Say

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Comedy Central made an extensive search for someone to take the reins of “The Daily Show” after host Jon Stewart recently announced he intended to depart later this year. Executives found Trevor Noah, an up-and-coming comic from South Africa, but did they consider the sparring blue and red crabs, talking hot dog and chatty, right-wing… Read more »

Harvey Weinstein Launches First Tony Campaign With ‘Finding Neverland’

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For Broadway watchers wondering what Harvey Weinstein’s first Tony Awards campaign will look like, here comes the first clue: a supportive op-ed letter written by a Harvard professor and sent out to Tony nominators by Weinstein and his fellow producers of the musical “Finding Neverland.” Penned by the Peter Pan expert Maria Tatar, professor of Germanic languages… Read more »

Joel Silver Partners With Canadian Financier for Silver Pictures Entertainment

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Veteran producer Joel Silver has hooked up with Canadian financier Daryl Katz to independently finance a slate of feature films, television and digital projects. Longtime finance and packaging agent Hal Sadoff, who left ICM in 2012, will serve as CEO of the newly-formed Silver Pictures Entertainment. A representative for Silver declined to disclose how much Katz would be investing… Read more »

Kim Kardashian West on Bruce Jenner: ‘I Support Him 100%’

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After Bruce Jenner drew in 17 million viewers Friday night for his ABC special about his gender transition, his stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West spoke to “Today’s” Matt Lauer about her reaction to the situation. “I support him 100%,” she said. “We all really support him. Is it a hard adjustment? Yes.” The reality star went on to… Read more »