Lillian Hellman called it "scoundrel time," the era of the communist witch hunts that serve as the backdrop to Lionel Chetwynd's new docu, "Darkness at High Noon: The Carl Foreman Documents."
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Producer Jordan Kerner, via his Kerner Entertainment Co. shingle, has struck a four-year, first-look pact with Paramount Pictures.
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Iain Softley is set to direct "Shanghai," an epic WWII drama scripted by Hossein Amini, for Miramax Films.
MTV has picked up a telepic from "Real World" producers Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jon Murray that parodies the very franchise they created.
The center square is now vacant: King World and Whoopi Goldberg did not reach a "Square" deal.
A Star is shorn. Darren Star -- creator of "Sex and the City," "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place" -- has discharged Artists Management Group.
Gael Garcia Bernal, star of Alfonso Cuaron's hit "Y tu mama tambien," will next star in Summit Entertainment and Arcane Pictures' "Dot the I," which starts shooting later this month as the debut…
Veteran thesp Mia Farrow is headed back to television, joining the cast of the CBS comedy pilot "Julie Lydecker."
Jeff Shell, prexy-CEO of Fox Cable Networks Group, is leaving his post to take a top job at Gemstar-TV Guide, the troubled designer of interactive TV program guides.
Fox has ordered up another serving of "Bernie Mac." Net greenlit production Friday on the second season of the Regency/20th Century Fox TV laffer, which ranks as Fox's highest-rated new show of the…