The Directors Guild of America has applauded passage of France's law banning Internet access for those who download pirated copyright material.
Larry Meistrich's Nehst Studios has acquired feature rights to the Matt Christopher sports book series and plans to develop "The Kid Who Only Hit Homers" and "The Basket Counts."
Music Box has acquired North American rights to two German features -- "North Face" by Philipp Stozl from Beta Cinema and "Cloud 9" by Andreas Dresen from Match Factory.
WGA leaders have reminded members that they can work only for employers that have signed guild contracts — particularly in new media.
The Independent Filmmaker Project and the U.N. Dept. of Public Information have announced a new annual forum to address global issues via documentaries.
IFC has bought domestic rights for "I Sell the Dead," a horror thriller starring Larry Fessenden, Ron Perlman and Dominic Monaghan.
Anchor Bay has acquired domestic rights to indie drama "The Open Road," starring Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, Harry Dean Stanton, Lyle Lovett and Mary Steenburgen.
A significant number of Hollywood actors have received notices from the trustee in the Axium bankruptcy demanding they pay back the money they were paid in late 2007 -- and threatening legal action…
Douglas Glen, the chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Imagi Intl. Holdings Ltd., has resigned.
The Screen Actors Guild's launched its pro-ratification campaign by reminding members that work has slowed down due to the expiration of the feature-primetime contract nearly a year ago.
The foreign launch of "Star Trek" beamed up a solid rather than spectacular $35.5 million.
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