| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
HBO has promoted Casey Bloys and Michael Ellenberg to exec VP status, a move that comes on the heels of Sue Naegle's departure as entertainment president.
Bloys, who oversees comedy series, specials and talkshows, and Ellenberg, who spearheads drama,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:44 PM
They may not be immediately obvious, but the actor-director Kevin Connolly sees some similarities between the story of notorious sports con-man John Spano — the subject of his new documentary "Big Shot" — and "Entourage," the Hollywood...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early in the new season of "Homeland," which premieres Sunday on Showtime, Saul Berenson sits with a tumbler of whiskey in his hand and a defeated look on his face.
"I'm not temperamentally suited to the job," says the veteran...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sports agent Evan Morgenstein is used to the comparisons to Tom Cruise's character in "Jerry Maguire." But he says that Jeremy Pivens' portrayal of uber-agent Ari Gold in "Entourage" was more true to life, because Gold ticked more people off. "I'm a...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The lottery is over. The winners are 31 film and TV producers who were vying against hundreds of others for a piece of California's $100 million in film tax credit funds.
The California Film Commission said Tuesday that 380 projects had applied for a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Baltimore's favorite half-man, half-fish, Olympian extraordinaire Michael Phelps, will have a cameo on the midseason premiere of USA's "Suits."
Phelps will play himself, the only athlete whom lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) could never land....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Nat Faxon and Jim Rash had never directed a feature before they co-helmed "The Way, Way Back." The duo were known primarily as actors -- Faxon starred on Fox's "Ben and Kate," Rash on NBC's "Community." But armed with Oscars for co-writing "The...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:15 PM
"Didn't he play a serial killer?" an editor asked when I brought up Gary Cole's name not long ago. Not a serial killer, but the 1984 TV miniseries "Fatal Vision" was Cole's first major role. Playing Jeffrey MacDonald, the real-life Army doctor who was...
| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Runaway production has produced a "profound erosion" of California's film and TV production, according to a report from the state's film commission.
The report, released Tuesday, asserted that the state's four-year-old incentive program -- which provides...