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    NAMT Announces Festival Lineup

    A famous poem's fallen idol, a family of blacksmiths in 1960s Georgia, a case of mistaken identity, and a girl-loses-girl comedy represent some of the work that will be presented at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's festival.

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    Film Festival Listing

    North American film festival information was supplied by the Hollywood Distribution Directory, 18th Edition (published by Hollywood Creative Directory), a resource for filmmakers and anyone looking for financing and distribution of his or her film. The directory also includes contact information on domestic and international distributors, broadcast and cable networks ...

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    Seeking: Unknown Actor to Play Notorious B.I.G.

    The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic on the rapper will be filled through an open casting call, the film's producers told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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    Mohr Nothin' But the Net at Fox Sports

    Fox Sports is hitting to the opposite field with Jay Mohr in the lineup.

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    Sorkin Signs Three-Pic Deal With DreamWorks

    Aaron Sorkin has inked a three-picture deal with DreamWorks Studios. The first, "The Trial of the Chicago 7", will focus on the trials of protesters at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.

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    New Spike Lee Film to Focus on Black Soldiers

    Spike Lee announced plans Tuesday to make a movie about the struggle against Nazi occupiers in Italy during World War II that he hopes will highlight the contribution of black American soldiers who fought and died to liberate Europe.

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    Diversity on TV Down but Not Out

    Of the 29 new series picked up by the networks, according to a June 6 Los Angeles Times article, only five feature performers of color in central roles.

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    Tyler Perry Back in Madea Business

    Lionsgate has confirmed that Tyler Perry will portray Madea and Uncle Joe in "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns," the multihyphenate's fifth film for the studio and fourth as director.

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    INDUSTRY INSIDER

    Winnie Holzman is explaining, with her self-effacing humor, how she got her start as a writer-performer with the four-person comedy group Curious Business. "It may not be evident," she warns, "but I actually have the ability to be funny."

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    Free Outdoor L.A. Screening of 'Miss Potter'

    W Hotel, Back Stage, and The Hollywood Reporter kicks of the W Hotel Summer Screenings with an outdoor screening of "Miss Potter" on Sunday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave in Westwood, Calif. Admission is free.