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ICM Partners Signs Writer Kirk Ellis

8 November 2012 3:47 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Kirk Ellis, writer/co-executive producer of the HBO miniseries John Adams, has signed with ICM Partners. He was with CAA. Ellis won an Emmy for writing the seven-part mini and shared in John Adams‘ award for best movie/miniseries. Ellis has several other projects in the works at HBO, two with John Adams‘ co-producer Playtone — miniseries 1776 and series based on the James Ellroy novel American Tabloid – as well as film The Day The Laughter Stopped, about Fatty Arbuckle’s career, which has Eric Stonestreet attached to star. Ellis’ previous credits include several ABC long-form projects — miniseries Anne Frank, Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows and The Beach Boys: An American Family, as well as telefilm The Three Stooges. He also created/co-exec produced the TNT mini Into The West. Ellis continues to be managed by Thruline and repped by attorney Bob Myman. »


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Barry Levinson Returns To The Diamond With Hank Aaron Biopic

3 April 2012 11:20 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It seems the baseball movie is back in vogue in Hollywood. While the genre pics are generally well-received stateside, studios and the like have been reluctant to put too much money behind them in recent times, as the sport doesn't play well internationally, where box office dollars are more important than ever. But with Jackie Robinson getting the big-screen treatment courtesy of Brian Helgeland's "42," another giant of the game is stepping up to the plate.

Barry Levinson is set to direct a biopic of Hammerin' Hank Aaron in a forthcoming film. Of course, the ins and outs of the diamond are nothing new to the director, who helmed one of the all-time greatest movies of the genre, "The Natural." If you're just catching up, Hank Aaron was the all-time leader of home runs for years, dramatically breaking Babe Ruth's record on April 8th, 1974. His record has since been »

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