L.A.-based First Independent Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Matt Aselton's comedy "Gigantic," starring Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel. Pic will be released in the spring.
Markets & Festivals
French thriller "La Traque" (The Hunt), about the pursuit of former Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, topped the 6th ZoomIgualada European TV Movies Festival, which wrapped Sunday.
Fox has pushed back the premiere date of "Family Guy" spinoff "The Cleveland Show" to fall of next year.
Federico Veiroj's coming-of-age drama "Acne" and Kief Davidson's boxing docu "Kassim the Dream" won the AFI Fest's grand jury prizes at the event's award ceremony on Sunday.
L.A.-based indie Bold Films has signed Phillip Noyce to direct its upcoming true crime thriller "Above Suspicion," based on the book of the same title by New York Times columnist Joe Sharkey.
With the resumption of SAG's contract talks in limbo, the guild's toughening up its ban on members working for nonunion producers.
Showtime and the BBC are developing a contemporary series retelling of "Camelot," with "The Tudors" masterminds Michael Hirst and Morgan O'Sullivan serving as creative kings.
Continuing its push into original nonscripted skeins, TV Land has ordered a hidden-camera series, "Make My Day," from producer Michael Davies and Sony Pictures Television.
Spike TV has pacted with FremantleMedia Enterprises for worldwide financing, marketing and distribution of three upcoming original skeins.
Is there an end date in the future of "The Oprah Winfrey Show"? Depends on whom you ask.
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