New Line has purchased David Gilcreast's comedy spec script "Cryptozoologists" and set it up with ContraFilm's Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson.
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The WGA and CBS have reached a deal covering the writing of Webisodes for daytime soaps "As the World Turns" and "The Young and The Restless."
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Jason Lee will star as David Seville in the CG/live-action hybrid pic “Alvin and the Chipmunks” for Fox 2000 and Fox Animation. Penned by Jon Vitti and to be directed by Tim Hill, project is based on…
Regency Enterprises CEO David Matalon is departing the shingle after 12 years in order to re-establish his own production company. Matalon, who plans to leave by July, will remain based at Fox.
Praisery 42West has tapped Heidi Slan as its West Coast senior talent executive.
New Line has snapped up an untitled romantic comedy pitch by the scripting team of Tara Miele and Kristine Skeie and set it up with Jon Shestack Prods.
Universal has snapped up spec script "Unnatural Selection" from tyro writer Cameron Fay in a preemptive mid-six-figure deal that also calls for him to direct.
Landscape Entertainment and Gold Circle Films will team to produce "Au Pair" and "Blood Wedding," with Landscape topper Bob Cooper and Gold Circle CEO Paul Brooks as producers of both.
Aiming to expand its film and TV production, Intermedia has hired veteran Paramount TV exec Tom Russo as president of Intermedia Television and CAA agent Geoff Yim as VP of production.
Shoreline Entertainment has acquired Karl Williams' spec script "Punctured," which won the comedy and sci-fi awards at the 2005 Austin Film Festival.