Hollywood producer Andrew Hauptman has bought the Chicago Fire pro soccer team from Philip Anschutz' AEG sports entertainment empire.
Teamsters Local 399, which reps over 4,000 studio drivers, casting directors and location managers, has re-elected Leo Reed without opposition to a three-year term as secretary-treasurer of the local.
Leaders of the Film & Television Action Committee have predicted they'll prevail within the next two years in their push for eliminating Canadian film production subsidies.
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Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom have signed action specialist Andrzej Bartkowiak to direct "Street Fighter," a live-action feature film based on the popular vidgame.
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped George Spiro Dibie as recipient of its Career Achievement in Television Award.
Producer Todd Traina feels a bit like the Andre Agassi of Hollywood. "I'd stepped in and out of the business for the last 12 years, sort of like what Andre did in the tennis world with his injuries…
Jeff Daniels and Neal McDonough have joined Overture Films' espionage thriller "Traitor," starring Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce.
Summit Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to "Penelope," starring Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci.
Leaders of Canada's thesp union have blasted the Film & Television Action Committee's move seeking a federal probe into the legality of Canadian film production incentives.
The Little Film Co. has secured international sales rights to Avi Nesher's "The Secrets," starring Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein and Michal Shtamler.
Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters' new production banner, CP Prods., has nabbed its first project, optioning "Joust," an arcade game that first debuted in 1982, from publisher Midway Games.