California lawmakers want the Grammys to stay in Los Angeles, where they have been held for 34 of the last 44 years.
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Keith Merryman and David A. Newman have sold their pitch "Family Pictures" to Odd Lot Prods. Romantic comedy concerns two lifelong friends who unwittingly bring their single parents together. As they…
Robin Schwartz has been named vice president of programming for ABC Family Channel.
Rick Shoemaker, president of Warner/Chappell Music, has been named president of the Neil Bogart Memorial Fund, the West Coast division of the T.J. Martell Foundation.
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fireworks Pictures have picked up North American distribution rights to "Passionada," directed by Dan Ireland ("The Whole Wide World").
"My Wife and Kids" creator-exec producers Damon Wayans and Don Reo are teaming with comic Rodney Carrington to create a new family laffer for ABC.
Sony Pictures Post-Production has upped executives Richard Branca, Tom McCarthy and Mark Koffman to new posts at its Culver City facilities.
Twentieth Century Fox has announced release dates for summer tentpoles "I, Robot" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" -- the cornerstones of the 2004 slate.
UPN has ordered a trio of action-packed hours, while ABC has greenlit one more, as the networks put the finishing touches on this year's drama pilot pickups.