TV Guide will likely tap candidate Michael Lafavore as its editor-in-chief. He replaces seven-year vet Steven Reddicliffe, who left the mag last June.
Markets & Festivals
Paramount has pulled its trailer for "The Core," which shows the Space Shuttle in jeopardy, but the studio is holding to its March 28 release date for the sci-fi thriller.
Oscar-winning composer Bill Conti will conduct the Academy Awards Orchestra for the 16th time as musical director of the 75th Academy Awards.
The American Cinema Editors has selected author Michael Ondaatje to receive the Robert Wise Award for his recent book "The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film."
Warner Bros. and producers Brad Grey and Brad Pitt have won a shootout for the right to remake "Infernal Affairs," the Andrew Lau-directed actioner that was Hong Kong's top-grossing film in 2002. WB…
Local legit theater's "Ephraim's Song" won four awards Jan. 27 at the NAACP's 13th annual Theater Awards, winning recognition for playwright, director-musical, music director and choreographer.
Add another trio of pilots to Warner Bros. TV's drama roster.
Two American TV teams were in Egypt last month gauging locals' reaction to the troubles in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan for Stateside auds.
Senator Intl. has appointed former StudioCanal sales chief Pierre Weisbein to the post of exec VP of international sales and distribution.
In a bleak January box office, New Line was looking fine. Thanks to the strength of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" and "About Schmidt," the company grabbed the top spot at the January B.O…