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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
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'22 Jump Street' starts shooting in New Orleans

'22 Jump Street' starts shooting in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Principal photography has begun in New Orleans on the action comedy "22 Jump Street," Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced Monday.
Producer Stephen J. Cannell dead at 69

Producer Stephen J. Cannell dead at 69

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. television producer and author Stephen J. Cannell has died of complications of melanoma at his home in Pasadena, Calif., his family said Friday.
'A-Team' headed to the big screen

'A-Team' headed to the big screen

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Twentieth Century Fox is working on a big-screen adaptation of the iconic 1980s TV action-adventure series, "The A-Team," Variety.com said.

Writers Guild to honor Stephen J. Cannell

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America West Thursday named writer/producer Stephen J. Cannell as the recipient of its Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award.

Feature: What he really wants to do

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Matthew Carnahan, a Hollywood writer who lives with Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Helen Hunt, has turned his attention to writing novels -- following in the f
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Stephen J. Cannell returning to series TV

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell is returning to series TV, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

Feature: Honoring James Garner

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- When he heard that the Screen Actors Guild would honor James Garner with its Life Achievement Award, "The Rockford Files" producer Stephen J. Cannell said Garne
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Original Film joins 'Jump Street' project

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- The Original Film production company has signed on to co-produce Paramount Pictures' upcoming film adaptation of the 1980s U.S. TV series "21 Jump Street."

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Just three months after marrying Lisa Marie Presley in a romantic ceremony in Hawaii, actor Nicolas Cage has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, Entertainment Tonight reports.
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Stephen J. Cannell

Stephen Joseph Cannell, (born February 5, 1941; pronounced /ˈkænəl/, rhymes with "channel"), is an American television producer, writer, novelist and occasional actor who is also the founder of Stephen J. Cannell Productions.

Cannell was born in Los Angeles, California, and raised in a mansion in nearby Pasadena. His parents, Joseph and Caroline, owned a chain of furniture stores. Cannell struggled with dyslexia in school, but did graduate from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. At UO, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity.

After college, Cannell spent four years working with the family business before selling his first script to the Universal series It Takes a Thief in 1968. He was quickly hired by the television production branch of Universal Studios and was soon freelance writing for such other crime shows as Ironside and Columbo. Not long after he received his first full-time gig as the story editor of Jack Webb's police series Adam-12, then in its fourth season (1971-1972).

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