Summit Entertainment, which has reinvented itself as a full-service studio, has hired Geoff Shaevitz as senior VP of production and Michael Schaefer as VP of acquisitions and co-productions.
Film Independent has set its Spirit Awards ceremonies for Feb. 23, in its customary slot of one day prior to the Academy Awards.
New Line has tapped Fox Broadcasting and FX marketing topper Chris Carlisle as its domestic theatrical marketing chief, replacing Russell Schwartz.
Odd Lot Entertainment has hired industry vets Keith Kauffman as senior VP of business & legal affairs and Andrew Boyd as director of marketing & publicity.
Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen and Renee Zellweger will topline the Western drama "Appaloosa," with Harris directing from the screenplay he co-wrote with Robert Knott.
42West has hired Meredith O'Sullivan as head of its West Coast talent team.
New Line marketing chief Russell Schwartz is ankling the mini-major after more than six years in the post.
Warner Sisters, headed by the granddaughter of Warner Bros. founder Harry Warner, has wrapped a documentary on the legacy of her family.
Tamara Tunie ("Law and Order: SVU") is making her feature directorial debut on indie romantic comedy "See You in September," starring Estella Warren and Justin Kirk ("Weeds").
Khan Chittenden, Andy Fischer-Price, Colton James, Joan Jett, Jane Leeves, Ray Santiago, Allison Scagliotti and Caitlin Wachs have been cast in Lighthouse Entertainment's teen comedy "Endless Bummer."
Production has wrapped on thriller-horror pic "The Wall," produced by Michael Grais, Gavin Wilding and Paul Pope.