Mike Myers has inked an unusual production deal with DreamWorks in which the thesp will insert himself, other actors and new plots into existing films to create new properties.
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Talking horses, soap opera actresses and extroverted Kansans highlight the latest round of comedy pilot pickups at ABC and Fox.
VH1 has boosted Mimi James to senior VP of talent and creative development for the music cabler.
The weekend looks to be a box office triple threat: It's stretched a day by Presidents' Day, pumped up by moviegoing valentines and brightened by the big media spotlight on "Daredevil."
TV's gone wacko for Jacko: ABC and NBC are now planning competing two-hour Michael Jackson specials for Monday night.
Miguel Nunez Jr. ("Juwanna Mann") soon will be swinging with the WB's "Tarzan," while Susanna Thompson ("Once and Again") has been cast in Fox's "Still Life."
Helmer Atom Egoyan's "Ararat" received five statuettes, including best film, at Canada's 23rd Genie awards in Toronto on Thursday.
Cabler Comcast is strengthening its lobbying operation in the nation's capital, announcing Thursday that it has tapped Microsoft's Kerry Knott veep for federal government affairs, a newly created…
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Japanese director Hideo Nakata has been set by MGM and Cheyenne Enterprises to make his English-language feature debut with the MGM supernatural thriller "True Believers."
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$155.7M Fox -14.77%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.4M Universal Pictures -17.98%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.0M Cumulative:$25.8M Disney -5.49%