Movie attendance at the summer box office is running on par with 2007 levels for the first time, helping to narrow an overall decline in admissions that has plagued the B.O. for most of 2008.
Overture Films has snapped up Karl Gajdusek's home-invasion thriller "Taken" and set it up with producers Irwin Winkler and Jill Cutler through their Winkler Films banner.
Richard Ingber has joined Warner-based Alcon Entertainment as president of worldwide marketing.
With SAG contract talks going nowhere fast, speculation's rising that Peter Chernin and Robert Iger will resume their diplomatic mission with the guild following a two-month hiatus.
With SAG unlikely to make a deal in the next two weeks, both sides will move on to tricky turf as of July 1, the day after the guild's current feature-primetime deal with the Alliance of Motion…
Universal has bought the Oni Press graphic novel series "The Last Call" and set it up with Barry Josephson to produce through his eponymous banner.
MGM has tapped veteran exec Dan Kolsrud to the newly created post of exec VP, worldwide theatrical physical production.
Paralysis is fast setting in. Just as the scripted TV biz was starting to get out from under the upheaval caused by the writers strike, the threat of a work stoppage by actors has studios and nets…
Former New Line toppers Robert Shaye and Michael Lynne have signed a first-look deal with Warner Bros., four months after the studio announced massive staff cuts at New Line.
Kevin Spacey will lead the ensemble cast of indie "Shrink," a Jonas Pate-directed drama that has just begun production in Los Angeles.
Summit Entertainment will distribute Imagi Studios' CG-animated "Astro Boy" worldwide, except for Japan, Hong Kong and China.