Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's 1972 "Pippin" meshes nicely with Deaf West Theater's performance style, though it falls well short of the company's "Big River," which sailed from the Mark…
"Thriller" is prepping to thrill legit auds.
Due to the economic downturn, some 30 staffers will be trimmed by Reed Business in Los Angeles. The staff reductions span corporate, editorial, sales and other personnel.
ABC is shuffling its comedy deck, adding a Thursday night laffer block to the mix.
U.K. indie distrib/exhib outfit Curzon Artificial Eye has extended its co-production deal with the National Film and Television School, a hotbed of new Brit filmmaking talent.
Mikhail Kalatozishvili's atmospheric and haunting film "Dikoe pole" (Wild Field) was named best film of the year at Russia's Golden Eagle national film awards.
John Lasseter will receive the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement from the Venice Film Festival, which also will honor the Pixar/Disney toon guru's close-knit team of hitmaking helmers -- marking…
Disney's experiment in reviving the firstrun syndie drama biz with the Sam Raimi-produced "Legend of the Seeker" has paid off with a second-season renewal on the Tribune Broadcasting stations.
Legendary Pictures has hired production exec Alex Garcia as senior VP of creative affairs.
Total spending on Sundance films through Sunday appeared to rep a slight uptick from 2008, though there was a notable lack of a marquee deals to set tongues wagging.
Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" is going to be fashionably late.