Magnolia Pictures has secured domestic rights to the romantic comedy "Arlen Faber," starring Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham.
"Dough Boys" will preem at the Laemmle Theatre on Feb 5 and mark the the first pic to come out of the Give Back Raise Up program established by helmer Preston Whitmore.
Jack Bleck has been tapped exec VP of business affairs for CBS Films.
Muhammad Ali will be feted with the NAACP's President's Award, to be presented at the org's 40th Image Awards on Feb 12.
Anchor Bay Films has picked up distribution rights to the Myriad Pictures thriller "Not Forgotten" for the U.S., U.K. and Oz.
While it has not received the same kudos recognition as "Wall-E," "Panda" racked up more Annie Awards nominations than any feature this year with 16.
The late-year release keeps it fresh in voters' minds, unlike the other two pics, and a split vote between "Wall-E" and "Kung Fu Panda" could help its cause.
Pixar's ninth animated feature was one of the best reviewed films of the year -- the L.A. film critics tabbed it best -- and the fact that it didn't make the best picture race makes it that much more…
While many people in the biz have stuck to the short and simple road, third-term DGA board member Kim Kurumada has done the opposite.
Participant Media has made an equity investment in firm Me to We, a social enterprising firm promoting responsible living to young people.