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MLB playoffs force Fox schedule changes

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Fox network has made key scheduling changes for some of its new TV series until the Major League Baseball playoffs conclude airing across the United States.

'Dead Man's Chest' tops $1 billion mark

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" has become only the third film ever to gross more than $1 billion worldwide, it was announced in Hollywood.

Spielberg had no warning of Cruise firing

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures power-broker Steven Spielberg was blind-sided by this week's firing of Tom Cruise, The New York Daily News reported.

More 'National Treasure' ahead for Cage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Most of the original cast of the film "National Treasure," including star Nicolas Cage, has signed on to make a sequel of the U.S. film from Disney.

'CSI: Miami' named top worldwide TV show

LONDON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV drama "CSI: Miami" has been labeled the most popular show in the world for appearing in the most top 10 viewing charts from 20 countries.

Richards to join third 'Pirates' film

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- British rocker Keith Richards reportedly has signed on to play Johnny Depp's father in the third film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie trilogy.

Pirate role is close to Depp's soul

HOLLYWOOD, June 19 (UPI) -- Johnny Depp's role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" earned him $20 million, after decades of starring in marginal Hollywood films.

Movie liaison to government dies

SEABROOK ISLAND, S.C., June 12 (UPI) -- John E. Horton, the man movie producers went to when in need of military equipment, died at age 87 earlier this month at his home in South Carolina.

Europeans love 'CSI: Miami'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. TV series "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" may be getting the most ink overseas, but "CSI: Miami" gets the most European viewers.

Don Johnson returns to series TV

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- Don Johnson hopes TV viewers who connected with "Miami Vice" and "Nash Bridges" will also be drawn to his new WB drama, "Just Legal."

Crime drama to be set in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, July 18 (UPI) -- An Indianapolis attorney who was on the team that sent boxer Mike Tyson to jail in 1992 is consulting for a new CBS drama based on her life.

NBC expected to drop 'Trial by Jury'

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- NBC is not expected to renew "Law & Order: Trial by Jury," which has had ratings problems since a midseason debut, it was reported Friday.

Scott Rudin to run Miramax for Disney

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Producer Scott Rudin has agreed to a five-year contract to run the Miramax Film Corp. for the Walt Disney Co., The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

'When a Stranger Calls' headed for remake

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (UPI) -- Simon West is in talks to direct a remake of the cult horror classic "When a Stranger Calls" for Sony's Screen Gems, Daily Variety said Wednesday.

Hollywood stunt groups want Oscar category

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Four of Hollywood's stunt organizations have started lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for an Oscar category.
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Jerry Bruckheimer
Producer-director Jerry Bruckheimer arrives for the premiere of his new film "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" held at New York's Ziegfeld Theater on December 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Jerome Leon "Jerry" Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) is an American film and television producer. He has achieved great success in the genres of action, drama, and science fiction. His best known television series are CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Eleventh Hour, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Amazing Race, and Dark Blue. His best known films include Beverly Hills Cop, Top Gun, The Rock, Con Air, Coyote Ugly, Crimson Tide, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Gone in 60 Seconds, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, Pirates of the Caribbean, G-Force, King Arthur, Prince of Persia and the National Treasure franchise.

Many of his films were produced by Paramount and Disney, while many of his television series were co-produced by Warner Bros.

The son of German Jewish immigrants, Bruckheimer was born in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Mumford High School in Detroit until moving to Arizona for college at age 17. Bruckheimer was also an active member of the Stamp Collecting Club. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Arizona with an algebra minor. He was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. A film buff at an early age with an interest in photography, Bruckheimer would take snapshots when he had the opportunity. After college Bruckheimer worked in advertising in Detroit and New York City, producing award-winning commercials.

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