Production company Stone Village ("The Lincoln Lawyer") has formed a new-media arm and tapped former Zynga exec Andy Kleinman to head up the operation with Stone Village topper Scott Steindorff.
Offlot TV production in Los Angeles softened 9% during the first quarter, leading to a 2.1% decline in overall production activity.
Arclight Films has hired Clay Epstein as VP of sales and acquisitions.
Stephanie Denton has been hired to head up international sales and acquisitions for Indomina Releasing, a division of The Indomina Group.
Exclusive Media has optioned all rights to Stewart O'Nan's latest novel, "The Odds: A Love Story."
A pair of execs have ankled from Graham King's GK Films -- chief operating officer Bahman Naraghi and senior VP Grey Rembert.
Former New Line exec and producer Bill Straus has launched New York-based domestic sales banner BGP and will handle "The Playroom," which premieres at Tribeca.
Sofia Coppola has set up financing for "The Bling Ring" with Nala Films and reteamed with longtime distribution partners Pathe, Tohokushinsha Film Corp., Studiocanal and Tobis.
Will Wallace ("The Tree of Life") has come aboard for indie crime drama "Magic Hour."
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has endorsed the completed SAG-AFTRA merger with president Matthew D. Loeb sending congratulatory messages to SAG president Ken Howard and AFTRA…
SAG-AFTRA is beginning its first week with strong backing from its 150,000 members -- but Hollywood is uncertain what course the merged union will take.