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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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Ridley Scott to direct 'Vatican' pilot for Showtime

Ridley Scott to direct 'Vatican' pilot for Showtime

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Ridley Scott is to direct "The Vatican," his first television pilot, the U.S. cable network Showtime announced.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
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Critics 'liberal,' no reviews for 'Carol'

Critics 'liberal,' no reviews for 'Carol'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A movie made by Hollywood conservatives was released without a screening for critics because distributors said liberal film critics would treat it unfairly.
Zucker: Republican is 'the new gay'

Zucker: Republican is 'the new gay'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Film director David Zucker says conservatives are so uncomfortable in Hollywood that being a Republican is "the new gay."

Grammer to play Scrooge again

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Kelsey Grammer, who played Ebenezer Scrooge in a TV movie version of "A Christmas Carol," is set to reprise the role in a spoof of the classic.

Stars line up for 'Superhero' spoof

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some of Hollywood’s funniest actors are signing up for roles in "Superhero," an action-flick send-up in the "Scary Movie" tradition.

Hollywood to Thompson: We'll call you

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., gained wealth in Hollywood as an actor but he may not raise much money there for his presidential campaign, a report said.

'Scary Movie' maker to take on superheros

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- The man behind "Scary Movie," "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun" is ready to skewer the hallowed genre of superheros.

Hollywood set for conservative film fest

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Conservative filmmakers are gathering in Hollywood for this weekend's Liberty Film Festival, featuring films grounded in conservative points of view and a tribu
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood plans superhero spoof

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- "Scary Movie 3" filmmakers are planning a sendup of superhero movies, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Playboy magazine accused of age bias

CHICAGO, May 20 (UPI) -- Playboy Enterprises International is being sued by a former editor who accuses the men's magazine of age discrimination.

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David Zucker

David Zucker (born October 16, 1947) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.

Zucker was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Charlotte and Burton Zucker, who was a real estate developer. He graduated from Shorewood High School. Zucker is married to Dr. Danielle Zucker, with whom he has two children, Charles and Sarah. His younger brother, Jerry, is his filmmaking partner. The Zucker brothers have a sister, Susan Breslau.

Zucker's movies include The Kentucky Fried Movie in 1977, The Naked Gun in 1988, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear in 1991, BASEketball in 1998, Scary Movie 3 in 2003, its sequel Scary Movie 4 in 2006 and An American Carol in 2008.

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