Markets & Festivals
Veteran exec Danny St. Pierre has been named senior VP of distribution services for Lionsgate as part of the minimajor's continued growth of its global distribution infrastructure.
CineAsia has tapped Mark Zucker, president of distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing Intl., as recipient of its distributor of the year award.
The Intl. Olympic Committee has snubbed the European Broadcasting Union's bid for the Olympics in 2014 and 2016, ending a half-century partnership in a quest for an even greater jackpot.
Showtime has picked up a third season of "Californication."
The recession-damaged book biz is reeling from a nasty succession of deep cutbacks.
Russell Crowe is still working on losing the 50 pounds he gained when he co-starred with Leonardo Di Caprio in the Ridley Scott film "Body of Lies." In February, the Down Under star will begin…