Peter Cattaneo ("The Rocker") will direct "Gross National Happiness," an exploration of golfing in Bhutan, for National Geographic Films.
David Frankel ("Marley & Me") will direct animated fantasy project "Septimus Heap: Magyk" in a development deal, with Rob Lieber adapting for Warner Bros.
David Jolliffe will fill the remainder of Justine Bateman's term.
Indie film-TV banner Peace Arch Entertainment Group has promoted John Flock to CEO from president and chief operating officer.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to John Krasinski's directorial debut, the dark comedy "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men."
Circle of Confusion's producing "Gatekeeper," a zombie thriller with Matthew O'Leary, Lea Thompson, Ron Perlman and Jana Kramer attached.
Alcon Entertainment has geared up its live-action/animated version of "Hong Kong Phooey" with Alex Zamm on board to direct from David Goodman's script.
Warner Bros. -- the studio that births the most tentpoles -- hopes that the end of the Harry Potter franchise in 2011 won't mean the end of the tentpole production line.
Don't expect SAG and AFTRA to try merging any time soon.
Hollywood execs with a keen sense of history, take note: The mansion seen at the beginning of "Gone With the Wind" and other Selznick Studios films is back on the rental market.
Freestyle Releasing has set an October release for indie comedy "Motherhood," from iDeal Partners Film Fund and Killer Films.