A screenwriter has filed suit to stop production of a Barry Levinson film starring Joe Pesci because he claims it's based on his script.
Joe Voci has been named VP, current comedy/director, comedy development, at CBS Entertainment, reporting to veeps of current programs and comedy development Maddy Horne and Tim Flack, respectively.
Bernice Pontrelli, 86, costume designer who outfitted such stars as Ginger Rogers, Joan Fontaine and Claudette Colbert, died July 24 in Burbank. Her designs appeared in many films, including "Witness…
Robin Nassif is a director of casting at ABC, contrary to what was stated in Monday's story on Just for Laughs in Montreal. Donna Rosenstein is VP of talent and casting for the Alphabet web.
The Grateful Dead have sued Warner Bros. Records and Warner Bros.
Melvin Simon Prods. Inc. has sued Viacom Intl. Inc. for allegedly consistently being late on making quarterly payments under a 1978 distribution deal.
The Montana set for the CBS miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove" was mighty lonely for a time Tuesday after IATSE workers shut production of the TV pic for half a day, complaining that RHI…
Republic Pictures Corp. release "Kalifornia" was changed from an NC-17 to an R rating on appeal, according to the 1,279th bulletin from the Classification and Rating Administration of the Motion…
Milton J. Tatelman, 50, advertising creative consultant and theater critic, died June 11, in Provincetown, Mass., of AIDS-related lymphoma. Born in Newton, Mass., Tatelman graduated from Case Western…
Preston Padden has been promoted to exec VP, affiliate relations, at Fox Broadcasting Co. while remaining senior VP, governmental relations, at News Corp., Fox's parent company.
Director Randa Haines ("Children of a Lesser God,""The Doctor") and producer Todd Black have signed a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox.
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