The Writers Guild of America West has appointed producer/development exec Kimberly Myers as its director of diversity. Myers fills the slot vacated last year by Sonja Augustine.
Overture Films has signed Lawrence Bender ("An Inconvenient Truth") to a two-year first-look deal, representing the first producing deal for the newly minted banner.
The Mayhem Project has tapped helmer Darren Grant ("Diary of a Mad Black Woman") to direct dance movie "Make It Happen," based in the world of burlesque. Mayhem topper Anthony Mosawi and production…
Armand Assante, Eric Braeden, George Kennedy, Sean Young and Billy Zane have signed for indie Western "The Man Who Came Back," set to shoot later this month in Texas.
Bean bagged the big bucks once again at the international box office, as "Mr. Bean's Holiday" returned to the top during the post-Easter weekend, beating "300" with $18 million at 4,100 playdates in…
New Line's getting involved with "The Latin Lover," buying a comedy pitch from Spanish movie star Santiago Segura and setting it up at Benderspink.
Former Universal exec Randy Greenberg has acquired feature rights to Dr. Irene Kassorla's biography "Miracle at Springfield Hospital" and hired Nancy Hendrickson to adapt.
Richard Dreyfuss and Henry Simmons will star in Sunset Pictures' basketball drama "Sweetwater," the story of Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA…
Shoreline Entertainment has bought the 2,000-title Worldvision Cinema library, which features a mix of genre and classics such as "The 39 Steps," "His Girl Friday," "The Outlaw" and "Little Shop of…
Peace Arch has hired industry veteran Julie Sultan as exec VP of international theatrical film sales. Sultan will report to Kevin Byles, prexy of international distribution.
The Screen Actors Guild has promoted Jeffrey Bennett to deputy general counsel based in SAG's New York office. Bennett currently serves as counsel at SAG's national headquarters in Los Angeles.