Summit Entertainment is planning to issue $800 million in new debt and, as a result, the mini-major has received its first debt ratings from Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poors.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has re-elected "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe as chairman.
Screenwriter Steven Zaillian will receive the Writers Guild of America West's Laurel Award for Screen, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding writing for motion pictures.
Anne Hathaway has been tapped for the Selena Kyle role opposite Christian Bale in Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight Rises."
Members of the Directors Guild of America have ratified the guild's new three-year deal with the congloms, with union leaders asserting strong support among constituents.
Off-lot production in the Los Angeles area has shown plenty of life in mid-January, increasing by 32% during the week that ended Sunday.
Josh Lucas is in talks to portray aviator Charles Lindbergh in Warner Bros.' "J. Edgar," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Westwick, Damon Herriman and Armie Hammer.
Kyra Sedgwick will star opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Liionsgate's horror-thriller "Dibbuk Box" with Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert producing via their Ghost House Pictures shingle.
Robert Downey Jr. is getting into the WABAC Machine, signing on to voice Mr. Peabody in "Peabody and Sherman" for DreamWorks Animation with Rob Minkoff directing.
Arts+Labor has launched production on a South by Southwest documentary, chronicling the 25-year history of the festival.
Sony Pictures has become the latest studio to offer Screen Actors Guild members free downloads of its candidate for the SAG awards, giving access to "The Social Network" through iTunes.