TBS is loading up on comedy pilots, giving orders to two hourlong projects: Sony Pictures TV's "Hound Dogs" and Fremantle Media's "The Wedding Band."
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Oren Aviv, head of production for Walt Disney Studios, is exiting the Mouse House in the latest exec shuffle implemented by new Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross.
In what marks the third high-profile film that Disney has halted since Rich Ross took the studio reins, "Wild Hogs 2: Bachelor Ride" has been scrapped.
A handful of films join the Thanksgiving week buffet today.
Shrill comedy is made for audiences looking for unchallenging laughs with familiar faces.
After a year of surprises and risks that paid off big-time at the box office, from "Taken" to "The Hangover" to "Paranormal Activity," the majors are playing it safe during the holidays.
MGM has put a musical remake of its 1983 comedy "Valley Girl" into development, with Sean Bailey producing through his Idealogy Inc. banner.
MGM has acquired and greenlit "The Cabin in the Woods," a thriller penned by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard with Goddard signed to make his directorial debut and Whedon producing.
Disney has preemptively acquired "Family Dude," a comedy pitch that will be written by Steven Gary Banks and Claudia Graziosi.
With the writers strike resolved, Disney is the latest studio to rejigger and give more shape to its release calendar through 2009 and the early part of 2010.
The schism between ICM and Ed Limato, which manifested itself in a parting of the ways on Friday, is already causing ripples within the agency business.