Newly minted indie banner Monterrey Pictures has tapped Nat Christian to pen and co-produce its first feature, "700 Hill."
Hollywood's lighting up less these days thanks to a three-year-old smoking cessation program aimed specifically at showbiz employees.
IFC Entertainment is returning to its focus on distributing indie films with budgets of up to $3 million and ditching its strategy of releasing bigger-budgeted pics.
Michael Cera ("Superbad") will star in Dimension's teen comedy "Youth in Revolt," a co-production of Permut Presentations and Shangri-La Entertainment.
Len Wiseman ("Live Free or Die Hard") has decided to "Escape From New York," and is set to helm the New Line remake, which will star Gerard Butler and be produced by Neal Moritz.
Feature producer Tucker Tooley has joined financing/production entity Relativity Media as head of creative operations.
Bold Films is climbing into "The Hole," buying the horror spec by Mark L. Smith ("Vacancy") and setting it up as a co-production between Bold and Benderspink.
Leaders of the Screen Actors Guild have asked the AFL-CIO to intervene in its bitter jurisdictional dispute with the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists.
Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters have formed Cerenzie-Peters Prods., aimed at adapting graphic novels, comicbooks, novels and videogames.
Veteran exec Elizabeth Kim has been named exec VP of international for the Film Department.
Fortress Features is partnering with Pierce/Williams Entertainment ("The Cooler") on an untitled male stripper comedy starring Chris Pontius.