Jerry Bruckheimer is getting into the sitcom biz, teaming with Oscar-nominated "Shrek" scribes Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio to mount a half-hour laffer for CBS.
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Lauren Holly is eyeing her first leading TV series role since "Picket Fences" as well as her first foray into producing with "Libby Montana," a drama skein in development at Lifetime Television.
ABC drama "Dinotopia" has gone extinct. The Hallmark Entertainment-produced series will depart the airwaves after its final airing Dec. 26. ABC originally ordered 13 segs of the dinosaur thriller…
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Stephane Sperry, one of the last survivors of Jean-Marie Messier's Hollywood regime, has taken a first-look producing deal at Focus Features, a division of Universal Pictures.
National Geographic Ventures, the division set up to produce Nat Geo theatrical movies and TV series and run its cable networks worldwide, has hired Dennis Patrick as president.
"About Schmidt" and "The Hours," the 2002 darlings of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. and the National Board of Review, respectively, were among the 10 pics tapped Monday by the American Film…
Larry Chernoff has been tapped chairman of Ascent Media Creative Services, a division of John Malone's post-production conglom Ascent Media Group.
SAG and AFTRA will take another step on joint initiatives today, signaling that the nation's top performers unions may be moving toward a merger.
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