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Don Mischer to direct Oscars telecast

Don Mischer to direct Oscars telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Don Mischer is to direct the Academy Awards telecast in Los Angeles for a third consecutive year, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Zadan, Meron to produce Oscars show

Zadan, Meron to produce Oscars show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the creative team behind the movie musicals "Hairspray" and "Chicago," are to produce the next edition of the Oscars in Los Angeles.
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Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin win GLAAD Awards

Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin win GLAAD Awards

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Dancing with the Stars" were honored at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York.

GLAAD hands out founders award

NEW YORK, March 25 (UPI) -- Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron received the Vito Russo Award in New York at the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, the organization's Web site said.
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Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

Queen Latifah to star in 'Steel Magnolias'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. singer and actress Queen Latifah is to head up the cast of the small-screen adaptation of "Steel Magnolias," Sony Pictures Television said Monday.
Radcliffe set for 'Business' stage reading

Radcliffe set for 'Business' stage reading

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to star in a reading of the stage musical, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," in New York.
Carrey, Gyllenhaal set for 'Yankees'

Carrey, Gyllenhaal set for 'Yankees'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal have been cast in an updated, big-screen musical version of "Damn Yankees," Variety.com said.
Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

Studio planning 'Hairspray' sequel

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (UPI) -- New Line Cinema reportedly is planning a sequel to the movie musical "Hairspray," which was based on a U.S. stage musical, inspired by a non-musical film.
Zellweger executive producing TV movie

Zellweger executive producing TV movie

LOS ANGELES, May 2 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Renee Zellweger has signed on to executive produce a small-screen adaptation of Robert Bazell's book "Living Proof," Lifetime Television said.

Travolta wins supporting actor prize

HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Hollywood Film Festival have named John Travolta the recipient of its Hollywood Supporting Actor of the Year Award.

New series inspired by Diane Warren

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lifetime Television has ordered a script for a drama inspired by hit songwriter Diane Warren from Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment. The duo created the project, which was originally developed for ABC, with their television deal through

ABC plans contemporary 'Peter Pan' for TV

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are planning a contemporary musical version of "Peter Pan" for U.S. television in 2007.

Nicholson, Freeman team up in Reiner film

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, June 29 (UPI) -- Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are set to star in "The Bucket List," about two cancer patients who break out of a hospital and head for Monte Carlo.
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Craig Zadan (born April 15, 1949) is an American executive producer, director, and writer. Zadan is openly gay and is one half of the successful production team "Storyline Entertainment" with partner Neil Meron since their meeting many years ago in the New York Theatrical community.

Zadan was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family from Florida to New York City when he was 2 years old. He wrote for New York magazine and also contributed articles to such publications as After Dark. He co-produced a Broadway tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, featuring Angela Lansbury and Alexis Smith in 1973. He wrote a book relating the "behind-the-scenes" of the musicals of composer Stephen Sondheim titled "Sondheim & Co." in 1976, which has been updated with a subsequent edition and revisions until 1990. Meron invited Zadan to speak at a lecture series at Brooklyn College, and they became professional partners upon Meron's 1976 graduation. They worked for Joseph Papp at the Public Theater before going to California in the early 1980s to work for Peter Guber.

The duo is rapidly becoming a power force in the entertainment industry known for their careful planning, adherence to budget and uncompromising eye toward quality and honesty in their projects. The Zadan/Meron team is transforming film and television production with a philosophy and culture which is favorable to both studios and actors, yet retaining a high level of fiscal responsibility.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Craig Zadan."
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