Returning to his alma mater, William Loper has been named executive vice president of creative advertising for the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group.
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Fox Television Studios has pacted with "Coupling" exec producer Beryl Vertue and "Men Behaving Badly" scribe Simon Nye to create an American version of the U.K. comedy "The Savages."
ABC is poised to give Touchstone Television's comedy pilot "Platonically Incorrect" another shot.
With "Seabiscuit" riding high at the box office, network execs are galloping toward a few horse-oriented projects of their own. The WB has ordered a script from Lions Gate TV and scribe Michael…
In Bruce McNall's memoir, "Fun While It Lasted," he recalls spending much of his youth in Los Angeles kicking around the fringes of Hollywood. Always enthralled by the industry's elite, he finally…
Six weeks away from a planned production start date, helmer Barry Sonnenfeld has ankled Columbia's "Fun With Dick and Jane" comedy remake starring Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz.
To the Editor: Reading Harvey Weinstein’s Guest Column (“Pick of the Crix: An Appreciation,” Daily Variety, July 23), I felt that I must have fallen asleep during Eulogy 101. I thought you were…
It's turning into a big year for Richard Adler. Miramax recently announced plans for a remake of his "Damn Yankees." Now producers Jeffrey Richards and James Fuld are moving ahead with a major…
The precept of freedom of expression often takes a back seat once the ideologues and pedants get involved. Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion,” provides the latest and most vivid example. Though Gibson…
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DreamWorks Pictures has acquired "American Gothic," a novel about brothers Edwin and John Wilkes Booth for William Horberg's Wonderland Films, Todd Field's Standard Film Co., and Sydney Pollack and…
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