Vlad Yudin and producing partner Edwin Mejia of The Vladar Co. are coming on to produce a feature version of Arcana Comics' upcoming graphic novel "Head Smash."
Tribeca Enterprises is in final negotiations for U.S. rights to Chris Colfer's "Struck by Lightning," two months after the coming-of-age comedy premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The American Film Institute has tapped Jennifer Hoelzer as the VP of communications, a newly created position for the org.
David Lyons has joined the cast of Relativity's romantic thriller "Safe Haven" opposite Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has set July 18 for its release of "Shut Up and Play the Hits," which chronicles the final 48 hours of electronic dance music giant LCD Soundsystem.
Short docu publisher Cinelan and project partner GE have unveiled an expansion of their Focus Forward project, with the simultaneous multi-platform release of 10 films.
Cinedigm topper Chris McGurk has issued an upbeat forecast for the film business -- while acknowledging that gloomy outlooks have long been pervasive.
Red Shogun Pictures has lined up financing for a pair of projects -- raunchy female comedy "Ladies Night" and sci-fier "When the Starlight Ends."
Steel Titan Prods. is at work on a documentary "The Boston College Fix" about the 1978-79 point shaving scandal at Boston College that includes several recent interviews with the late Henry Hill.
Negotiations will resume in late June between the major studios and Hollywood Teamster drivers along with four other basic craft unions -- with key pension and health issues already settled.
The Directors Guild of America has officially blessed the quartet of U.S. postage stamps honoring Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder.