The Intl. Documentary Assn. has created the Alan Ett Music Documentary Award to honor filmmakers for documentaries about music or use of music in a documentary.
Two months after relaunching itself as a full-service studio, Summit Entertainment has named TV exec Alex Fragen as president of domestic television distribution.
Overture Films has hired veteran exec Matt Garelik as senior VP for theatrical distribution as it preps its first films for release. Garelik's responsible for Overture's Western distribution and will…
Delegates to the American Federation of Musicians have re-elected Thomas F. Lee for a third three-year term as president. The delegates, repping 90,000 members and meeting in Las Vegas, also voted to…
National Lampoon has acquired worldwide rights to Adam Rifkin's caveman comedy "Homo Erectus" and set a theatrical release for September.
Anonymous Content ("Babel") and T&C Pictures have signed Mark Blucas, Nicki Aycox, Eva Amurri, Andy Comeau and Naveen Andrews for the horror film "Animals," which begins production this week in Salt…
The Writers Guild of America has reached deals to rep writers on four Comedy Central skeins. Guild announced Tuesday it will rep about 30 scribes on "Mind of Mencia," "The Sarah Silverman Program,"…
Showbiz labor unions have announced support for a bill to allow workers to form unions by signing up instead of voting.
Tiny Dancer Films has optioned life rights from band the Heavenly States with the aim of developing comedy feature "Rock the Casbah," based on the band's attempt to tour Libya in 2005.
New Line has bought "The $40,000 Man," a comedy spoof penned by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and set it up with Benderspink.
Newmarket Films is making a rush toward "Bull Rush," buying Matt O'Neil's spec and setting up the drama with producers Aaron Ryder and Vertigo's Doug Davison and Roy Lee.