UPN has cast veteran actor Joe Morton ("Blues Brothers 2000") in its drama pilot "Mercy Point," and CBS has cast Robert Loggia ("Independence Day") and Jill Clayburgh ("Fools Rush In") in the drama…
Steering toward a role originally played by Gene Kelly, Al Pacino is attached to star in a remake of the 1958 Warner Bros. feature "Marjorie Morningstar" for Castle Rock Entertainment.
MEMO TO: Edgar Bronfman Jr. FROM: Peter Bart HAVE YOU NOTICED a whirring sound lately, Edgar? It may be unfamiliar to you, but those of us who have worked in Hollywood for a time know it all too…
A fundamentalist, self-proclaimed bishop and a small mouse are together gnawing at the base of Latin America's largest broadcaster, Brazilian TV giant Globo.
After a 40-year wait, Universal Pictures has finally set up a film based on the remarkable, adventurous life of Lou Zamperini with Nicolas Cage attached to star and produce along with Brillstein-Grey.
Paul K. Woolley has been named vice president of international licensing for MGM Home Entertainment, where he'll plan and manage the licensing of the company's Orion homevideo library in all…
Industry veteran Jheryl Busby has joined DreamWorks Records as head of its urban music arm. The move, which had been expected (Daily Variety, Dec. 4), marks the label's latest expansion as part of…
Two contested shows -- Roundabout Theatre Co.'s revival of "Cabaret" and John Leguizamo's "Freak" -- will be eligible for Tony nominations, the Tony Awards administration committee announced…
Buoyed by last month's Oscarcast, entertainment magazine shows were the only syndie shows to gain ground in the national Nielsen derby for the week ending March 29.
Paula Vogel's "How I Learned to Drive," one of the most acclaimed plays in New York last year, will be part of the Mark Taper Forum's 32nd season, announced Friday.
UPN is getting a giant facelift in October: The netlet is planning an ambitious expansion from three to five consecutive nights of network programming, Monday through Friday.