First Look Pictures president Ruth Vitale will leave her post April 30, citing the decision by the company's board to scale back operations.
The San Francisco Film Society will present its directing nod to Spike Lee at the 50th San Francisco Film Festival.
Shoreline Entertainment has launched development of "Spanky," acquiring film rights to Brit author Christopher Fowler's tale of demonic possession.
Two-year-old Intrepid Pictures ("Balls of Fury") has launched development of actioner "The Uncatchable Cowgirl Bandits of Nottingham, Texas."
A Los Angeles judge has ordered that rights to O.J. Simpson's unpublished book "If I Did It" be auctioned to the public and that any proceeds be used to satisfy the civil judgment against Simpson.
Snoot Entertainment has signed Luke Wilson, Amanda Peet, Dennis Quaid, Justin Long and Chris Evans for voice roles in its upcoming CG-animated picture "Terra."
Prolific producers Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin are scaling back longstanding Tollin/Robbins Prods. partnership in order to focus more on individual projects.
Naomi Watts will topline First Look Pictures' adaptation of Amy Sutherland's "Kicked, Bitten and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premiere School for Exotic Animal Trainers."
Warner Bros. has moved the release date for "Speed Racer" forward two weeks to May 9, 2008, and will release the pic day-and-date in most international markets.
"Music and Lyrics" hit the right notes to land at No. 1 in a moderate weekend frame internationally, but it was "300" that drew blood with boffo bows in five midsize markets.
Palm Pictures has acquired North American rights to Meike Mitsuru's political satire "The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai" with plans for an early April theatrical release.