While Hollywood's prospects for foreign financing is downbeat, the situation should slowly brighten, according to film biz honchos at the American Film Market on Friday.
Nick Counter died Friday at West Hills Hospital in Woodland Hills. He was 69.
Producers Arthur E. Friedman ("Beyond the Sea") and Steven Jay Rubin are developing an Audie Murphy biopic, buying rights to Don Graham's biography "No Name on the Bullet."
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Dagur Kari's "The Good Heart," starring Brian Cox, Paul Dano and Isild Le Besco.
Anna Faris, Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake are heading to Jellystone Park as part of Warner Bros.' live-action/CG animated "Yogi Bear."
"Twilight" thesp Ashley Greene is heading for a haunting -- she's in talks to star in "The Apparition" for Joel Silver's Dark Castle genre label.
After calling for a boycott of all AFI events, the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has unionized more than two dozen employees at AFI's Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver…
The Sundance Institute has launched Sundance Film Festival U.S.A., an event that will host screenings in eight cities during the Park City festival.
Helen Mirren has joined Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis in Summit Entertainment's espionage thriller "Red," based on the WildStorm/DC comicbook.
Industry vets Robert Aaronson and Roy Bodner are joining international sales/distribution outfit Clandestine Service.
Walden Media is bearing down on the Berenstain Bears, acquiring feature rights to the characters and attaching Shawn Levy to produce through his 21 Laps shingle.