David O. Russell is in talks to direct Matthew McConaughey in "The Grackle," a raucous comedy for New Line. McConaughey is producing with his j.k. livin' accomplices Gus and Mark Gustawes.
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Illumination Entertainment topper Chris Meledandri has kicked off his Universal Pictures-based family film unit with "Despicable Me," a 3-D CG-animated film that has Steve Carell voicing the title…
TV Land has greenlit two more nonscripted original series, placing orders for "How'd You Get So Rich?," produced by Mark Burnett and featuring Joan Rivers, and Brit format adaptation "First Love…
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisition Group has grabbed a handful of territories from Alcon Entertainment for the Hughes brothers' futuristic thriller "The Book of Eli," starring Denzel Washington.
Hudson Capital -- which has snapped up two of Hollywood's oldest studio facilities in little more than a year -- is changing the names of the lots to Capital Studios.
With a couple of bold moves, Disney cabler ESPN stands to raise its already high profile in the sports broadcasting world, with potentially significant implications for sister network ABC.
Comedy Central has started production on two pilots, one a toon spinoff of the network's "5-On" Web series, the other a live-action laffer centered around two guys working at a male-targeted online…
Showtime is developing an hourlong project from comicbook icon Stan Lee that tracks the life of a gay superhero.
Screen Gems has hired Will Gluck to direct "Easy A," a Bert V. Royal-scripted comedy that is a modern retelling of "The Scarlet Letter," as a high school junior pretends to be the school slut in…
"Saturday Night Live" has added two femmes to its troupe on the heels of Amy Poehler's departure from the show last month.
NBC has called it a day for "My Own Worst Enemy." The Christian Slater drama from Universal Media Studios will stop production after it wraps filming on its current episode, the ninth seg in its…