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'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

'The Princess Bride' is headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Broadway's Disney Theatrical Productions says it is developing William Goldman's beloved book and movie, "The Princess Bride," as a stage work.
Chuck Lorre to be honored by the Producers Guild of America

Chuck Lorre to be honored by the Producers Guild of America

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America announced Wednesday plans to honor prolific producer Chuck Lorre with the 2014 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 27, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, July 27, 2012.
By United Press International

Producer Lear moving from TV to politics

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Noted producer Norman Lear, who worked on 1970s TV series such as "All in the Family," has a new focus in life: energizing young U.S. voters.

Thousands picket outside Fox

CENTURY CITY, Calif., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An estimated 4,000 people protested outside Fox Studios in Los Angeles Friday, shutting down Avenue of the Stars on day five of the Hollywood writers strike.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, July 27, 2007.

Silverman unveils revamped NBC line-up

LOS ANGELES, July 17 (UPI) -- Ben Silverman, in his first meeting with Hollywood media as NBC Entertainment chief, unveiled a new fall schedule and projects such as a Norman Lear dramedy.

California governor showing his age

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Time may be catching up to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turns 60 in a few months and has reportedly appeared weary lately.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, July 27, the 208th day of 2006 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, July 27, the 208th day of 2005 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

TV campaign to fight Senate rules change

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- People for the American Way Foundation, founded by Hollywood producer Norman Lear, pledged $5 million Tuesday to a campaign to save the Senate filibuster.

Broadcast license law could be tightened

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Congress will consider legislation tightening regulations on U.S. broadcasting licenses, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Analysis: Publicity-machine glitches

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A recent power struggle between two of Hollywood's most powerful publicists offered outsiders a rare glimpse behind the entertainment industry curtain -- and a
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Relevant nightly news

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The announcement that Dan Rather is retiring from the CBS News main anchor chair next March, and next week's departure of Tom Brokaw from the NBC anchor chair,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Analysis: Relevant nightly news

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The announcement that Dan Rather is retiring from the CBS News main anchor chair next March, and next week's departure of Tom Brokaw from the NBC anchor chair,
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Jon Stewart has 20somethings' trust

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- People in their 20s reportedly trust Comedy Central's Jon Stewart for political news more than they do CBS' Dan Rather and ABC's Peter Jennings.

Local TV focuses on national election

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Local TV newscasts are devoting more time to the presidential campaign than to other political stories during the current campaign, Daily Variety said Friday. The paper, citing a new study by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California

NBC Universal to open Democracy Plaza

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- NBC Universal and Bank of America Thursday announced plans to turn New York's Rockefeller Center into Democracy Plaza later this month.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, July 27, the 209th day of 2004 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

Celebrities urge young Americans to vote

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- A national initiative by the U.S. nonprofit group Declare Yourself has been started in a media campaign to urge young Americans to vote.

Analysis: Brokaw hangs 'em up

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- Tom Brokaw's impending retirement as anchor of NBC's "Nightly News" might shake up the ratings competition among the major network news divisions, but it doesn'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Celebrity auction for 'American Way' group

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- People for the American Way announced in New York Friday it is extending its online celebrity auction for one week. The auction began on Nov. 30, offering items from such celebrities as rapper 50 Cent, singer James Taylor and skateboard legend Tony Hawk.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, July 27, the 208th day of 2003 with 157 to follow.
By United Press International

People

The first annual TV Land Awards have gone into the books with a bevy of classic TV stars getting a moment in the sun.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International
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