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Talent moves

Mar 25, 2002  •  Post A Comment

William Baldwin will be added to the cast of “R.U.S./H.,” a drama pilot for CBS by Studios USA. Mr. Baldwin is repped by Paradigm and Armstrong Hirsch. … Helen Mirren has agreed to star in “Georgetown,” a CBS drama pilot from Big Ticket Television. Ms. Mirren is repped by ICM. … Meat Loaf has joined the cast of “John Doe,” a drama pilot for Fox by Regency Television. Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson are writers and executive producers of the project. Mimi Leder is directing and executive producing. … Matthew Fox has been cast as the lead in UPN drama pilot “The Haunted” by Viacom Productions, CBS Productions and Industry Entertainment. Michael Rymer will direct. Andrew Cosby and Rick Ramage are writers and executive producers. Keith Addis and Emile Levisetti will also executive produce. Mr. Fox is repped by ICM and Talent Entertainment Group. … Dan Cortese will star in “House Blend,” a comedy pilot from Paramount Network Television for The WB. … Mike Damus has joined the cast of “Way Downtown,” a comedy pilot by Turner Television and Brad Grey Television for The WB. … Thomas Carter has agreed to direct and executive produce “Hack,” a drama pilot for CBS by CBS Productions and Pariah. Gavin Polone is also set to executive produce. … Katie Finneran has joined the cast of an untitled comedy pilot for CBS Television and Paramount Network Television centering on a father-daughter relationship. Ms. Finneran is repped by Innovative. Megalyn Echikunwoke, Christy Carlson Romano and Eddie McClintock have joined the cast of “Boarding School,” a comedy pilot for Fox by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Tony Krantz and Brian Grazer will executive produce with writer and executive producer Jeffrey Klarik. Mr. McClintock is repped by the Beddingfield Co. and the Paul Kohner Agency. Ms. Romano is repped by Innovative. Ms. Echikunwoke is repped by Bresler Kelly & Associates and Ira Belgrade Management. … Tim Curry will play Mr. French and Gary Cole will play Uncle Bill in The WB’s “Family Affair” update from Turner Television and Pariah Productions. Bob Young is the writer and executive producer. Gavin Polone, Sid Krofft, Marty Krofft and Randy Pope are executive producing. … Heather Burns has joined the cast of “With You in Spirit,” a comedy pilot for ABC by 20th Century Fox Television. Steven Levitan, Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland are the show’s writers. Ms. Burns is repped by Endeavor. … Liz Vassey will play the lead in “Dragans of New York,” a drama pilot for CBS by CBS Productions and Regency Television. Hugh Laurie is writer and executive producer. … Grant Shaud and Wendy Makkena have been cast to star in Fox’s comedy pilot “Oliver Beene” from DreamWorks Television and 20th Television. … Jennie Garth has been cast in an untitled project for The WB from Warner Bros. Television and Tollin/Robbins. Ms. Garth is repped by the Gersh Agency and James/Levy/Jacobson.
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