Tony-nominated actor Billy Magnussen reportedly does a test reading.
Sept. 9: Jeff Shell named chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group; was NBC Intl. topper.
Sept. 9: Longtime Universal Studios topper Ron Meyer was upped to vice chairman of NBCUniversal, a consiglieri role to help Jeff Shell learn the movie biz and advise CEO Steve Burke.
Sept. 9: Donna Langley promoted to chairman of Universal Pictures from co-chair.
Sept. 9: Adam Fogelson out as U Pics chairman after holding the job since October 2009.
Sept. 9: Jeff Wachtel named president and chief content officer of NBCU Cable Entertainment; was USA co-president.
Sept. 9: Chris McCumber promoted to USA president from co-president.
Sept. 9: Jason Klarman out as Oxygen Media president, a post he held since 2010.
Sept. 13: Cesar Conde named NBCUniversal exec VP in charge of international business; served as Univision networks president since 2009.
Sept. 20: Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, has contract extended through 2017.
Sept. 27: Lauren Zalaznick announces plans to resign after losing control of cable channels Bravo, Oxygen and Style, as well as Spanish-lingo broadcaster Telemundo in February to NBCU cable rival Bonnie Hammer.
Oct. 2: Peter Schlessel named CEO of Focus Features; was founder and CEO of FilmDistrict, which will be absorbed by Focus.
Oct. 2: James Schamus out as CEO of Focus Features, which he co-founded in 2001.
Oct. 4: Emilio Romano out as Univision president after two years on the job.