Columbia Pictures will develop a live-action feature built around Mattel's Hot Wheels cars that will be directed by McG.
In its first hire since moving into a film production deal with Paramount, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach has tapped veteran comedy producer and exec Carr D'Angelo as head of theatrical production.
The year of "The Matrix" began this week with Warner Home Video announcing the re-release of the original film in a new double-disc DVD special edition package on April 29, less than three weeks…
CBS and "Entertainment Tonight" are teaming up on a one-hour special next month titled "The Stars' First Time ... On Entertainment Tonight With Mary Hart."
The Directors Guild of America has tapped 13-time nominee Leslie Dektor as one of the five nominees for outstanding directorial achievement in commercials.
Craig Hitchcock has been promoted to publishing director of Variety Inc. and Cathy Field has been hired as managing director of marketing.
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"American Idol" has to cool down eventually. Doesn't it? That must be the refrain of everyone not at Fox, as the music talent show incredibly hit another ratings high on Wednesday.
"Les Miserables," which was to close at the Imperial Theater on March 15, has extended its run by nine weeks. The show will now play its final performance May 18.
John Hardman has been bumped up to senior veep of programming and development of Kids' WB.