Comedian Carlos Mencia has signed a talent holding deal with Warner Bros. Television to headline a sitcom for ABC.
WB-based Jerry Weintraub Prods. has picked up the romantic comedy spec "Love Truck" by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore for $250,000 against $500,000.
New British film production company Alchymie has hired veteran exec Mick Southworth to run its U.K. distribution arm.
Rookie director Steve Chase has quit the MGM pic "Special" due to creative differences, sources said.
Carlos Santana's Arista Records bow "Supernatural" was the bestselling album in the nation for the second consecutive week, according to sales data released Wednesday.
Following in the footsteps of its big brother publication Maxim, Stuff magazine has named "Access Hollywood" segment producer Laurie Kantor to the newly created post of West Coast editor.
Ex-RTL chief Helmut Thoma has been named head of the advisory committee for the private German fund company Cinerenta Filmproduktion.
Rob Moore has been promoted to executive veep of operations and finance at the Walt Disney Studios, a reward for his work on such projects as a company-wide cost-cutting campaign.
Abraham Polonsky, the acclaimed post-war writer and director whose career was curtailed by the Hollywood blacklist, died Tuesday at his home in Beverly Hills, apparently of heart failure. He was…
Indie producer Ignite Entertainment has created a literary management division, naming Noah Rosen its veep of management.
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