A storm is brewing among Canadian television industryites as funding cuts leave a record number of applicants for grants empty-handed.
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Leslie Moonves has quietly signed a new five-year deal to remain as prexy and CEO of top-rated CBS. Eye topper's last pact, signed in July 1999, was set to expire next year.
Mark L. Keizer ("Dog Eat Dog") and Tom Gianas ("Saturday Night Live") have been tapped showrunners and co-exec producers for Comedy Central's "The Man Show."
Tobey Maguire, who began shooting "Spider-Man II" for Columbia Pictures on Saturday, will earn $17 million for the role. The Gersh Agency negotiated that deal, but it won't handle the actor's next…
The wheels are in motion on Revolution Studios' bigscreen adaptation of the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider."
With "Scary Movie 3" skedded for an October bow, Dimension Films has greenlit a fourth installment that will start production in June.
In their first rematch since "Primal Fear," Richard Gere and director Gregory Hoblit have committed to team on "Emperor Zehnder," a film that has gotten a co-financing agreement from Ashok Armitraj's…
NBC and DreamWorks are ready to roar with "Father of the Pride," a "Shrek"-like primetime CGI toon about a family of white lions who work as performers in the Las Vegas act of illusionists Siegfried…
Lina J.C. Plath has been named director of national publicity at New Line Cinema. She previously held the same post at Fine Line Features.
Comedian Jeffrey Ross will take over where Chuck Barris left off as the host of the WB's revived "Gong Show," while Breckin Meyer has been added to the cast of ABC's untitled Tom Hertz project.