Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

Blum replaces McKean in 'Best Man'

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Mark Blum has permanently replaced Michael McKean in the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," producers announced Monday.
Shooting begins on DeNiro-Weitz film

Shooting begins on DeNiro-Weitz film

NEW YORK, March 8 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer/director Paul Weitz has begun shooting his film adaptation of Nick Flynn's memoir, "Another Bulls--t Night in Suck City," Focus Features said.
Dern joining 'Meet the...' franchise

Dern joining 'Meet the...' franchise

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Laura Dern has signed up for a role in the next installment in the "Meet the Parents" film franchise, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hayek to star in 'Cirque du Freak'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Mexican actress and TV producer Salma Hayek has signed on to play a bearded lady in the vampire flick "Cirque du Freak" with John C. Reilly, Variety.com said.

Reilly to play vampire in 'Freak' flick

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John C. Reilly is set to play a vampire in "Cirque du Freak," a big-screen adaptation of Darren Shan's series of children's books, Variety.com said.

Weitz: 'I'm no Michael Moore'

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Paul Weitz says his satirical movie "American Dreamz" is intended to entertain people and generate discussion, not to antagonize anyone.

'Dreamz' director explains 'z' in title

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- "American Dreamz" filmmaker Paul Weitz says the title of his new satire on U.S. politics and culture isn't just about odd spelling -- it has a deeper meaning.

Grant: 'Dreamz' character not Cowell

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Hugh Grant insists the mean-spirited TV host he plays in the new film "American Dreamz" is not based on "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell.

New comedy 'Synergy' gets name change

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures says it has changed the name of its new Dennis Quaid-Scarlett Johansson comedy "Synergy" to "In Good Company."

Anna Paquin cast in an Off-Broadway comedy

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Actress Anna Paquin, who won an Academy Award at age 11 for her performance in "The Piano," is making her stage debut in New York in "Roulette."

'Antwone Fisher' wins top Humanitas Prize

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- "Antwone Fisher," the story of a sailor who learns to displace intense anger and cynicism with love and trust, won the top feature film award Thursday as the 20
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Humanitas Prize announces 2003 nominees

LOS ANGELES, June 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter Peter Hedges and "The Bernie Mac Show" writer Larry Wilmore had two nominations each, leading the field of nominees announced Monday for the 2003 H
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'The Hours' wins USC Scripter Award

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Screenwriter David Hare and author Michael Cunningham won the 15th USC Scripter Award for the Oscar-nominated movie "The Hours."

Nominees for 75th Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 75th Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills:

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Critics are describing the British documentary "Living with Michael Jackson" as a journalist's attempt to understand, not exploit, his subject.
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Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz arrives for the World Premiere of "Little Fockers" benefitttng the not-for-profit Tribeca Film Institute at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on December 15, 2010. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh

Paul John Weitz (born 1965) is an American film producer, screenwriter, actor, and film director.

Weitz was born in New York City, New York, the son of the actress Susan Kohner and novelist/fashion designer John Weitz, and the grandson of producer Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar.

Growing up in New York City, he attended The Allen-Stevenson School and later Collegiate. Then, he graduated from Wesleyan University, where he wrote the play Mango Tea. The play was performed off-Broadway.

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