October 10, 2008

News Briefs

  • Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, will be honored with a Gotham Award Tribute at the IFP's 18th Annual Gotham Awards on Tuesday, December 2nd in New York. (IW)
  • Barbra Streisand will receive a Kennedy Center honor on December 7th. That means she'll be hanging out for the evening with George W. Bush a month after her stepson has played him in Oliver Stone's movie, W. Would love to be a fly on the wall for that introduction.
  • "Nights in Rodanthe" screenwriter Ann Peacock has signed on to adapt John Grisham's 1997 novel "The Partner" for the big screen.
  • TBS has picked up its comedy series "My Boys" for a third season. (HR)
  • Annette Bening will star as Margo Channing in All About Eve in an Actors Fund benefit Nov. 10 at the Eugene ONeill Theater.
  • ABC news is now reporting that singer Beyonce Knowles has gotten the go ahead and has been cast to play singer/actress Eartha Kitt in an upcoming biopic about the singer’s life. (Brown Sista)