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  • NBC Makes Big Plans for '08-'09

    NBC Makes Big Plans for '08-'09
    "Friday Night Lights" is coming back, "The Office" is spinning off and NBC is going to try to have mostly original programming all year round. Those are some of the highlights from what NBC is calling its "in front" (rather than upfront) schedule...
  • Producers Part with NBC's 'Philanthropist'

    NBC's drama "The Philanthropist," which has a place on the 2008-09 schedule but no lead, is now looking for someone to run the show as well. Emmy winner Tom Fontana, who wrote the pilot script for the series, and partner Barry Levinson, have left the...
  • Cannes Film Festival announces official lineup

    Cannes Film Festival announces official lineup
    Eleventh-hour additions of Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, and Steven Soderbergh's double Che Guevara biopics, "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla," were among the big news delivered by festival general manager Thierry...
  • David Eick Feeling Charitable Toward NBC

    NBC's forthcoming series "The Philanthropist" still doesn't have a lead, but at least it has a new leader behind the scenes. "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer David Eick is in talks to take over as executive producer of the show, which is about a...
  • Cannes '08: It's over, but what just happened?

    Cannes '08: It's over, but what just happened?
    In the end, it was entirely appropriate that "What Just Happened" got the last flicker of light from the projector at this year's Festival de Cannes. It's about a troubled movie, starring Sean Penn, that plays to a rainy Cannes within a real-life troubled...
  • Pilots: Josh Cooke, Will Sasso Are ABC Guys

    A pair of ABC comedy pilots about the friendships between guys has found guys to play some of those guys. Josh Cooke, who starred in the network's "Big Day" a couple seasons back, is joining a show created by "Will & Grace" masterminds Max Mutchnick...
  • Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message

    Peas, Coldplay delivers music with a message
    FOR YEARS musicians have taken a leading role in one of their industry's most important acts of public service -- turning people's hunger for a great song, well performed, into food that feeds the physical hunger of thousands. Live Aid for Africa is...
  • NBC Finds Its 'Philanthropist'

    Three months after NBC announced its place on next season's schedule, "The Philanthropist" may finally have found its star. James Purefoy, who played Mark Antony on HBO's "Rome," is in negotiations to take the lead role on the series, according to The...
  • Aw-shucks hero channels Capra in the voting booth

    A Frank Capra throwback for an era of diminished expectations, the amiable " Swing Vote" casts Kevin Costner as an unemployed egg processing plant worker who must decide the fate of the state of the union. The hopes and ideals of the apathetic American...
  • Diverse crowd descending on Sundance

    Diverse crowd descending on Sundance
    Sundance will bring a reliable cast of characters when it opens Thursday. Actor Sam Rockwell will hobnob at the Riverhorse restaurant in Park City. Festival chief Robert Redford will endorse indie film at the Eccles theater. Dealmaker John Sloss will...
  • Filmmakers hope strike sparks Sundance buying frenzy

    Filmmakers hope strike sparks Sundance buying frenzy
    The same writers strike that transformed the Golden Globes into a news conference might bring smiles to the faces of agents and filmmakers gathered in this snow-covered ski town. They're hoping that studios will spend more freely than usual at the...
  • 'Homicide' Team Resurrects 'The Saint'

    A new version of the 1960s series "The Saint" could be on its way to a network near you, thanks in part to "Homicide" and "Oz" producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. British actor James Purefoy ("Rome") is in talks to star in the show as Simon...