Brian Grazer Steps in as Academy Awards Producer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian Grazer has stepped onto the Academy Awards merry-go-round. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that the veteran producer has signed on to produce next year’s Oscar show after previously named producer Brett Ratner abruptly resigned. Ratner departed the show Tuesday following uproar over a gay slur, […]

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‘Dark Tower’ To Air On HBO, Producer Says

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Despite its troubles, the adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” book series is still standing — on the small screen, at least. Producer Brian Grazer told MTV News that the television portion of the project — which, overall, is to include a TV series and three movies […]

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Sarah Silverman Lands Comedy at NBC

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Sarah Silverman’s upcoming comedy series has found a home at NBC, an individual familiar with the project confirms to TheWrap. The single-camera comedy, which is being co-produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox Television, has received a put-pilot commitment from NBC, following a bidding war between multiple […]

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Ron Howard Teams with ‘Amazing Race’ Producers for ‘Escape’ Reality Show

TV is staging “The Great Escape.” And it sounds like an adventure we can get behind. Especially after we learned of the “Amazing” team behind the new reality show for TNT. Ron Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer (behind the pulse-pounding “24”) are teaming with “Amazing Race” executive producers Bertram van Munster and Elise […]

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