Two recent deals -- one that got made, another that still hasn't -- tell you how tough it is to sell theatrical movies to television these days. In general, network buyers are resisting theatrical…
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Scribe Tedi Sarafian will write a remake of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon" for producer Gary Ross' Universal-based Larger Than Life shingle. Ross' father, Arthur Ross, penned the script of the…
To some reporters, Oscar night is more about international politics than fashion, but Oscarcast producer Gil Cates on Monday reminded attendees of the Academy Awards nominees luncheon that the point…
The ghost of "Topper" returns. Disney has bought remake rights to the 1937 film as a vehicle for "Bringing Down the House" helmer Adam Shankman and star Steve Martin.
It's the best of times and the worst of times for Steve Levitan. The exec producer of the new Fox laffer "Oliver Beene" had reason to celebrate Monday after the Nielsen numbers for the skein's Sunday…
Round two of "The Sopranos" wars starts today when HBO is expected to filed a $100 million suit against James Gandolfini, claiming that that figure represents the damage he will inflict on the…
Mark Harmon has nabbed the lead in CBS' "JAG" spin-off, as TV pilot casting season continued in full force Monday.
Who shot J.R.? This time, it'll be ABC. Alphabet is bringing back "Dallas" as a two-hour movie -- but don't look for a traditional reunion telepic.
Former Disney exec Mark Vahradian has been appointed president of Warner Bros.-based Jerry Weintraub Prods.
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