In a move designed to quiet the doomsayers, MGM's received a clean bill of financial health -- for now.
The union covering about 2,000 Hollywood animators has reached a tentative three-year deal with the congloms.
Peter Cattaneo ("The Rocker") will direct "Gross National Happiness," an exploration of golfing in Bhutan, for National Geographic Films.
Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson and Julianne Moore will headline indie comedic drama "The Hunter," with Stanley Tucci directing from his screenplay.
David Frankel ("Marley & Me") will direct animated fantasy project "Septimus Heap: Magyk" in a development deal, with Rob Lieber adapting for Warner Bros.
David Jolliffe will fill the remainder of Justine Bateman's term.
Indie film-TV banner Peace Arch Entertainment Group has promoted John Flock to CEO from president and chief operating officer.
IFC Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to John Krasinski's directorial debut, the dark comedy "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men."
Circle of Confusion's producing "Gatekeeper," a zombie thriller with Matthew O'Leary, Lea Thompson, Ron Perlman and Jana Kramer attached.
Alcon Entertainment has geared up its live-action/animated version of "Hong Kong Phooey" with Alex Zamm on board to direct from David Goodman's script.