Former Hard Rock Cafe Intl. topper James Berk has been tapped to serve as CEO of Jeff Skoll's socially minded Participant Prods. Skoll, who made his fortune while serving in the top exec ranks of…
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who operate under the Storyline Entertainment banner, have signed with CAA.
Paramount Pictures has set "The Nanny Diaries" authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus to pen the screenplay for "Five Men Who Broke My Heart," adapting the romance memoir by Susan Shapiro.
Warner Bros. has committed to finance and distribute "The Bucket List," closing deals with Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and director Rob Reiner for a late October production start. Nicholson and…
The Weinstein Co. has signed a one-year, first-look deal with L.A.-based Underground Films with an eye to turning out laffers. First announced project that Underground will produce for TWC is "Rising…
David Strathairn will star in "Hereafter," a drama set amid aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, with Chris Bender, Ben Katz and Madeline Ryan producing. Michael Patwin is directing the pic, set to be shot…
Saying "my head is spinning right now," Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday was named host the 79th Academy Awards telecast, to air Feb. 25. Laura Ziskin, who's the producer of the show, first came up with…