'Liza with a Z' is restored for Showtime

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The 1972 Emmy Award-winning TV special "Liza with a Z" has been restored for a theatrical viewing and airing on the premium cable channel Showtime.

Fierstein to play mom on Fox sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tony Award-winning cross-dresser Harvey Fierstein reportedly is going to play a New Jersey mom in a sitcom being developed for Fox TV.

Songwriter Diane Warren moves into TV

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Prolific songwriter Diane Warren -- or at least her music -- is the inspiration for a romantic comedy being developed at ABC.

Showtime adds four dramas to fall lineup

HOLLYWOOD, June 14 (UPI) -- Showtime has picked up four pilot dramas about a likeable serial killer, gorgeous prostitutes, a scheming lawyer and Britain's notorious King Henry VIII.

GLAAD Awards to be televised

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the first televised Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Media Awards Show, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Brandy returning to series TV

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Actress-singer Brandy, who starred in the '90s series "Moesha," is returning to TV for another comedy series, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

New bio pic on tap for 'Reagans' team

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The creative team behind "The Reagans" has made a deal with CBS to adapt for the small screen the story of a Houston woman who killed her husband.

'The Reagans' on Showtime on Nov. 30

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The cable network Showtime announced it will air the controversial miniseries "The Reagans," sooner than expected, on Nov. 30.

Analysis: 'Reagans' a fiasco for CBS

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- As CBS executives wrestled with the public relations dilemma surrounding a TV miniseries about former President Ronald Reagan, the network seemed to have limite
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Weinstein gives 'Damn Yankees' at bat

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- After clearing the fences with the movie musical "Chicago," Miramax Films co-chairman Harvey Weinstein will take his next at-bat with "Damn Yankees."

ABC announces fall 2003 schedule

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- ABC announced a fall 2003 line-up in New York Tuesday that includes seven new shows and new time periods for eight returning shows, including "The Practice."

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The late cinematographer Conrad L. Hall, a three-time Oscar winner, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday.
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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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