One might see them as Hollywood's counterparts to the College of Cardinals, the body of high clerics who convene to choose a new pope. They are the select 5,557 members of the Academy of Motion…
Renee Zellweger, Lisa Kudrow, Christina Ricci and Brendan Fraser will all act as presenters at Sunday’s Academy Awards kudocast. The quartet of actors are all first-time presenters. The 71st annual…
Former Gotham-based publicist Jason Weinberg has joined forces as a manager with Stephanie Simon Management to form Untitled Entertainment.
After an encouraging start, ratings for the Jon Stewart-hosted version of Comedy Central's "Daily Show" have taken an unexpected downturn among the just-for-yuks cable channel's core audience of…
New Line has made an outright purchase of the feature film rights to bestselling novelist Tess Gerritsen's upcoming spacebound medical thriller/love story, "Gravity," with $1 million up front for the…
Marisa Fermin has been named VP of business affairs of Fox Broadcasting Co., it was announced by Ira Kurgan, exec veepee of network business operations, to whom Fermin will report.
Paramount Pictures has bought Gustin (Ron) Parker's pitch "Typhoid Harry" for Jerry and Janet Zucker to produce. The sought-after broad comedy, about a man who causes disasters wherever he goes, went…
Warner Music Group has tapped David H. Johnson exec veep and general counsel. The nod fills the void created by Fred Wistow's retirement.
The clock is ticking for "The Howie Mandel Show." The Paramount-produced syndie talker is going on a four-week production hiatus at the end of this month. Chances of its return are slim, based on the…
Actress Vivica A. Fox is adding producer and director to her resume by pacting with Team Todd, the duo whose credits include the first "Austin Powers" pic and "G.I. Jane," to co-produce films through…
"Angel Baby" helmer Michael Rymer will direct Halle Berry and Joanne Baron in the improvisatory indie feature "Victims of Fashion."