The Directors Guild of America has thrown cold water on the TV Academy's plans to trim the Emmy Awards.
It's the truth -- Mandeville Films and Top Cow Prods. are developing a feature version of Top Cow's comicbook "Alibi," with Mandeville toppers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.
Steve Zahn will star in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," Fox 2000's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's novels, with Thor Freudenthal directing.
Boosted by a strong film slate, Carmike Cinemas has posted second-quarter earnings of $2.2 million compared with a $2.2 million loss in the year-ago period.
More than 150 showrunners have signed a petition blasting the TV Academy's decision to pre-tape eight of the 28 award presentations during the live Primetime Emmycast.
Inside-showbiz tale "Hollywood Car Wash" is headed for the bigscreen as David Foster ("Collateral Damage") and Ryan Heppe have snapped up feature rights to Lori Culwell's debut novel.
Phoenix Pictures has snapped up Troy Nixey's family fantasy "Simple Machines" for Nixey to direct after he has finished shooting "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" this summer.
Will Ferrell and director David Dobkin have departed 20th Century Fox's "Neighborhood Watch."
"Funny People" launched respectably at the top of a moderate weekend box office with $23.4 million.
Matthew Loeb has been re-elected to a four-year term as president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union that reps more than 110,000 below-the-line showbiz employees.
Hollywood location scouts, managers and assistants have ratified a three-year deal with the showbiz companies covering about 440 employees.