In a combination that will create one of the most potent entertainment litigation shops in showbiz, Los Angeles-based firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is merging with New York-based powerhouse…
Disney has set a July start date for its remake of "The Shaggy Dog," and the studio has asked Brian Robbins to direct Tim Allen as a man who occasionally changes into a sheepdog.
"American Pie" producer Warren Zide will set up shop at Sony next year with Anthem, an equity-backed financing and production shingle. For the last six years Zide has partnered with Craig Perry in…
USA Network is teaming up with exec producer Craig Anderson (TNT's "Wilder Days") for "Affairs to Remember," a six-hour limited series exploring the anatomy of an affair.
It's all over but the shouting: Disney's Buena Vista Intl. has won the major studios' overseas B.O. derby for 2003. Through Sunday, BVI had clocked $1.7 billion in grosses internationally, a company…
Film producer Bradley Yonover ("In the Bedroom"), musician-producer Don Was, former ABC Entertainment programming exec Marilyn Wilson and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen have partnered to…
Kelsey Grammer's Paramount-based production shingle is giving Fox something to laugh about. Net has greenlit a pilot presentation for a half-hour, rapid-fire sketch comedy show based on Avalon…
Ashton Kutcher is in "The House" for Fox. Kutcher is reuniting with scribes J. Mackeye Gruber and Eric Bress for an hourlong college-based drama in development at Fox Broadcasting Co. Kutcher and his…
UPN is showing some crazy love toward Solange Knowles. Net has inked Knowles -- the younger sister of megaselling crooner Beyonce Knowles -- to a talent holding deal.
Sobini Films, a production, financing and sales shingle headed by Mark Amin, has acquired worldwide rights to first-time writer-director Joey Curtis' street-racing drama "Quattro Noza."
Court TV and Sundance Channel have pacted to co-produce "The First Amendment Project," a series of half-hours focused on the First Amendment and what it means to a handful of independent filmmakers.