Universal Pictures head of physical production Ron Lynch is ankling the studio.
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"Iron Man" has become the next Marvel character to land on Hollywood's live-action production slate with the teaming of New Line Cinema, Avi Arad's Marvel Studios and Don Murphy's Angry Films.
Warner Bros. has optioned "The Old Man and the Gun," a New Yorker article by David Grann for Wolfgang Petersen's Radiant Prods. Petersen, who will produce the project with Radiant exec Diana Rathbun…
The riders on the legal storm over the use of the name the Doors are duking it out in the press. Drummer John Densmore was widely quoted to stop his former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger…
Jane's Addiction returns to headlining Lollapalooza this summer, six years since the multiact show last toured the country.
John Redmann ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") is replacing Robert Morton as showrunner of Buena Vista Television's "The Wayne Brady Show," effective immediately.
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Peter Gallagher will go to "O.C.," and Rebecca DeMornay is heading "Home," as pilot casting season gets rolling this week.
Actors Equity Assn. exec director Alan Eisenberg has backed the proposal to merge SAG and AFTRA, in a sign that the theatrical performers org may also be heading toward joining the combined org.
Adam Sandler, star of a string of successful laffers including this year's dark comedy "Punch-Drunk Love" from Paul Thomas Anderson, was named male star of the year for ShoWest 2003, organizers said…