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Remember when big-screen talent lining up work on television was big news? Now it's frankly surprising if a Hollywood director or actor hasn't got a project on TV. Here's the latest list that will be working on pilots this year. After the relative failure, both critically and commercially, of "Cowboys & Aliens," and presumably before he gets to work on (*shudder*) Disney's "Magic Kingdom", Jon Favreau will direct the pilot for J.J. Abrams' "Revolution" at NBC. Written by "Supernatural" creator Eric Kripke, the show is described by Deadline as "high-octane action drama following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist." Favreau also has a self-penned comedy pilot, "Tweaked," lined up at CBS. Hopefully Nick Nolte's Oscar nomination for "Warrior" will finally get the film some of »
Imagine Entertainment, the Universal-based production company headed by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, has laid off five employees, including production executive Jeremy Steckler. The move comes in the wake of Imagine re-upping its longterm relationship with Universal until 2016 at what sources say is a significantly reduced financial package. Imagine has had a tough year, with the box office disappointments The Dilemma, Cowboys & Aliens and Tower Heist failing to ignite audiences. In its long history, the company has produced the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, as well as such hits as 8 Mile and The Nutty Professor.
- THR Staff
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