Multiple Emmy Award-winning U.S. writer and producer Mike Reiss was one of the first members of the original "The Simpsons" writing team in 1989 and still works on the show, now in its 29th series…
Given the glut of holiday-related specials old and new, it's notable how rarely anyone tries something different. So give NBC credit for style points, if not quite execution, with "How Murray Saved…
As awards shows go, the Writers Guild of America's annual confab isn't one of the more glam events but it usually does produce some good quips. Sunday's program at the Palladium in Hollywood…
Patric Verrone can't quite believe that he's receiving the WGA West's Morgan Cox Award in recognition of service to the guild.
The Writers Guild of America West has set presenters for its Feb. 19 awards show, with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer to present the Paul Selvin Award to "The Help" writer-director Tate Taylor.
As wacky, fast-paced and sweet as a stretched-out episode of "The Simpsons," the skein on which the scribe has been a writer and producer for decades.
Saban Brands is poised to launch a TV franchise built upon characters from the Paul Frank brand, starting with a December 2012 Christmas special that has begun pre-production and will mark the…
Fox Searchlight Pictures' "My Life in Ruins" will have a special presentation screening on May 2 to close the Tribeca Film Festival prior to its June 5 bow.
Chris Meledandri's Universal-based shingle has a name -- Illumination -- and a batch of deals.
Irreverent, raunchy animated feature, overflowing with throwaway gags, warped show tunes, caricatured celebrities, genial good humor and bad puns, successfully explodes the Showtime series into a…
What is girth worth? Columbia Pictures plunked down a $675,000 guarantee against potential seven figures for "Fat Man," a spec script by Mike Reiss about an 800-pound man who drops 600 pounds with…
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