Just for Variety: On Aug. 23, Academy prexy Frank Pierson wings from the wrap party of the Showtime seg of "The L Word" he's directing in Vancouver to the Acad's board of governors meeting, where his…
Paramount has acquired film rights to A.J. Jacobs' "The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Obey the Bible As Literally As Possible" and set it up at Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment.
In a mid-six-figure deal, Twentieth Century Fox has hired "Haven" helmer Frank E. Flowers to adapt and direct an English-language remake of Beto Brant's Brazilian thriller "The Trespasser."
Thesp Diane Farr is switching coasts, leaving the New York-based FX series "Rescue Me" and heading back to L.A., where she's joining CBS' drama "Numbers."
Actors Wilmer Valderrama and Justin Long, along with United Talent Agency's Lisa Hallerman, were on hand Tuesday for the UTA Foundation Summer Bash at Hollywood nightclub Mood.
The Writers Guild of America has reported little progress in negotiations with ABC. Talks resumed this week in New York after a three-month recess in bargaining; no new negotiations have been…
Last of the four big nets to leave the National Assn. of Broadcasters, Disney/ABC is the first to rejoin the lobbying org, announcing Wednesday its intention to bring its 10 television stations and…
VH1 is getting into the scripted comedy business, finalizing a deal to resurrect the Tori Spelling NBC pilot "Notorious." Cabler is in final talks to order eight episodes of the skein, which features…
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment has completed an ownership transfer from Brad Grey and named longtime managers Cynthia Pett-Dante and Jon Liebman to run the company as co-presidents.
The daring 1944 rescue of 511 U.S. POWs from a notorious Japanese prison camp in the Philippines proved to be a golden opportunity to assuage the shame of the previous surrender. "The Great Raid," on…