Fox 2000 Developing ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel With ‘Elf’ Scribe Attached To Write

By | Wednesday April 16, 2014 @ 6:04pm PDT

Mrs. Doubtfire 2Elf screenwriter David Berenbaum has been tapped to write the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, which is in development at Fox 2000 and has star Robin Williams and director … Read More »

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TCA: ‘The Crazy Ones’ Star Robin Williams Talks Of Pressure Returning To Series TV

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 5:25am PST

TCADeadline__140109155905The prospect of returning to series television was intimidating at first, Robin Williams said Wednesday night at TCA. The star of CBS’ The Crazy Ones said the worst part was “the pressure of it being A Robin Williams Vehicle”. Now the series is more of an ensemble,  and “that’s the great joy for me – the pressure is off. It’s really become something I enjoy,” he said, adding that he no longer is nagged by the pressure of ” ‘You’re back on TV. After 32 years.’ The ensemble is so good, and we’re growing,” he said, speaking glowingly of the “steady gig like this with a great group of people.” Read More »

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Lionsgate Acquires Robin Williams-Mila Kunis Pic ‘The Angriest Man In Brooklyn’

Lionsgate has picked up North American rights to The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, starring Robin Williams as New Yorker Henry Altmann, whose bad day gets worse when he’s told he has just 90 minutes to live. Mila … Read More »

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TCA: McDonalds Did Not Pay To Be The Star Of CBS’ ‘The Crazy Ones’ Pilot

“McDonalds did not pay, and did not have approval” on The Crazy Ones pilot episode, exec producer Jason Winer told TV critics today at TCA. In the first episode of the new CBS comedy from David E. Kelly and Winer, a Chicago ad agency head and his daughter, played by Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, try to get Kelly Clarkson to sing the old McDonalds jingle in an effort to hang on to that important client. Using a real brand is exciting…making up the names of products would not seem so real” Winer explained.  “So far no money has changed hands”.

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Robin Williams At CBS Upfront: Strip Clubs, Cocaine Mounds, Ass Sniffing

By | Wednesday May 15, 2013 @ 2:48pm PDT

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler introduced him as “the biggest get of the season, actually many seasons” and “one of the defining comedy voices of our time”. Then Robin Williams semi-shocked advertisers with topics not usually … Read More »

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Sarah Michelle Gellar To Star In CBS’ Robin Williams Comedy Pilot

By | Friday February 15, 2013 @ 7:10pm PST
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar has been tapped as the female lead opposite Robin Williams in David E. Kelley’s CBS comedy pilot Crazy Ones. Written/exec produced by Kelley and … Read More »

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CBS Orders Drama Pilots From ‘Homeland’ Trio & Michael Seitzman, Officially Picks Up David E. Kelley/Robin Williams Comedy

By | Monday February 4, 2013 @ 12:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

CBS has given pilot orders to two more dramas, Anatomy Of Violence, from the Homeland trio of executive producers Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa and Alex Cary, and Intelligence, from writer Michael Seitzman. The network also … Read More »

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CBS Eyes David E. Kelley Workplace Comedy Starring Robin Williams

By | Thursday August 30, 2012 @ 4:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Thirty years after the end of Mork & Mindy, Oscar and Emmy winner Robin Williams is plotting a return to series television with a comedy written by Emmy winner David … Read More »

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Robin Williams Cast In ‘The Butler’, ‘Angriest Man In Brooklyn’

Robin Williams The ButlerWilliams will play President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ film based on the life of Eugene Allen, a long-time White House servant who worked for eight First Families over three decades. He joins … Read More »

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Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler Join Annette Bening, Ed Harris And Robin Williams In ‘Look Of Love’

By | Thursday April 5, 2012 @ 8:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

Amy Brenneman and Jess Weixler have joined Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams in the Arie Posin-directed romantic drama Look Of Love. Posin wrote the script with Matthew McDuffie. … Read More »

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Comedy Awards To Honor Robin Williams

By | Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 11:25am PDT

The second annual Comedy Awards are set for April 28 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Comedy Central will air the ceremony May 6. Here’s the release:

Robin Williams Comedy AwardsNEW YORK, March 21, 2012 – “The Comedy Awards,”

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Britannia Awards Taps Presenters

Robin Williams, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren and Jason Isaacs will be among the presenters at BAFTA LA’s 2011 Britannia Awards, set for November 30 at the Beverly Hilton. Alan Cumming is hosting the ceremony, which will air December 4 on … Read More »

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WME Signs Robin Williams: CAA Furious

By | Wednesday September 28, 2011 @ 11:56am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: There is nothing that infuriates Hollywood agencies more than when they feel they haven’t had warning that a client is about to leave. Which is why CAA’s Bryan Lourd et al asked for a “save” meeting for this morning … Read More »

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Lionsgate Acquires U.S. And UK Distribution For ‘The Big Wedding’

Mike Fleming

Lionsgate has acquired U.S. and UK rights to the ensemble comedy The Big Wedding, and has set an Oct. 19, 2012 release for the Nu Image/Millennium Films pic that stars Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton as a long-divorced couple … Read More »

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Evolution’s Mark Burg Cashes Out Oren Koules, Names Mike Menchel President

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 8:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Evolution Entertainment partners Mark Burg and Oren Koules are splitting after 12 years. Burg has purchased the 50% of the management/production company owned by Koules. Burg has reconstituted the company and named former CAA agent-turned-producer Michael Menchel its new president.

This brings to an end a partnership that achieved the dream of every boutique management/production company. When these guys got through Evolution’s Gregg Hoffman the script for Saw from Leigh Whannell and James Wan, they put themselves at risk personally to come up with the money to buy it and to cover the $1.2 million budget themselves. They made a licensing deal with Lionsgate but were left owning a film that grossed $103 million worldwide. They continued in that fashion on six sequels, most of which were low budget, with the last costing around $20 million. The cumulative worldwide gross of the series reached $870 million, and Burg and Koules made a fortune. Some of it they parlayed into other fright films under their Twisted Pictures banner, with many of the films directed and populated by clients of the management company. Their client stable includes Charlie Sheen. Read More »

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And In Other Deals…

Mike Fleming

Warner Bros has bought a pitch that will be developed to re-team The Proposal star Sandra Bullock and director Anne Fletcher. The script will be written by Pamela Falk and … Read More »

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