Former Cinetic Media exec Matt Littin will run ErGo Media Capital, a new Gotham-based entertainment investment firm.
For many, the Oscar director race is already down to two nominees: Kathryn Bigelow of "The Hurt Locker" and James Cameron of "Avatar."
Disney is reportedly eyeing four bids after closing down its high-profile auction of Miramax.
Helmer Joe Carnahan is set to reteam with his "A-Team" star Bradley Cooper on thriller "The Grey."
Lionsgate has grabbed U.S. distribution rights to "The Last Exorcism," a verite-style horror pic produced by Strike Entertainment, StudioCanal and genre maven Eli Roth.
Strand Releasing has picked up U.S. rights to Francois Ozon's "Le Refuge" with plans to release it in the spring.
Newbie distrib Red Flag Releasing has picked up North American rights to "8: The Mormon Proposition."
Toronto-based Phase 4 Films has picked up North American rights to "Finding Bliss," starring Leelee Sobieski, Denise Richards, Jamie Kennedy and Kristen Johnston.