Mike Mellon has been promoted to executive vice president of research for Paramount Worldwide Television Distribution.
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Fox 2000 Pictures has purchased Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi" for screenwriter Dean Georgaris to adapt.
Russell Crowe will star for director Ron Howard in "Cinderella Man," a Universal and Miramax co-production set for a mid-November start date.
ABC has renewed its family ties with Michael J. Fox, picking up the pilot "Hench at Home," which the ex-"Spin City" star wrote and will exec produce.
Standup comic-turned-actor Eddie Griffin is set to star in "Yes I Can," a feature biopic about singer and Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr.
Long-running syndicated talker "Jenny Jones" is poised to call it quits after the conclusion of the current season, the show's 12th on the air.
The Directors Guild of America has included the late John Frankenheimer among its nominees for directorial achievement in 2002 TV.
A major battle could be brewing between cable operators and networks, if ominous signs from Time Warner Cable about programming cost increases are indicative of the industry as a whole.
ABC may want to consider permanently grounding the telepic "N.T.S.B.: The Crash of Flight 323."
Just when you thought the bad blood between ABC and David E. Kelley couldn't get any worse, some members of the Kelley camp were seeing red again Monday.