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Michael Eisner Does Newspaper TV Comedy

8 December 2010 5:41 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Michael Eisner's Tornante Co. is making its first foray into live-action series with Circling the Drain, a single-camera comedy presentation it is self-financing and independently producing. The project, written by Josh Brand (Northern Exposure) and to be directed by Tucker Gates (Lost), stars Caprica alumna Alessandra Torresani as a 25-year-old reporter at the style section of a newspaper who loses her job and ends up on the obituary desk. The 8-10-minute presentation is now in pre-production and will start filming on Monday. Executive producing are Eisner, Brand, Gates as well as Tornante's head of development Steve Cohen and head of production Noel Bright. The idea for Circling the Drain was generated and developed internally at Tornante with hands-on involvement by former Disney chief Eisner. "He loved the idea of a young girl who is starting out life writing about death against the backdrop of an industry that »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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The Best Career Revivals of TV and Film - Part 1

16 January 2010 7:34 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Lots of actors make a movie or attempt to headline a television show, fail, and then vanish into obscurity. Maybe they resign themselves to character roles or bit parts, or they say "I'm going to concentrate on my family." It's noble, but time and time again we've seen these types burst back onto the public radar courtesy of a breakthrough role in a television series or film. Below is the first part of a list of the ones we think are the best and have since had the longest lasting impact. Feel free to suggest additions.

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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle - Neil Patrick Harris

Granted, that poster was actually for the second Harold & Kumar movie, but the fact remains: that brief cameo in the stoner flick Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle gave Neil Patrick Harris an unprecedented bounce-back. After his child-star role in Doogie Howser, M.D. »

- Lex Walker

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