Eros Entertainment has taken a majority holding in Eyeqube Studios, a start-up Indian visual effects company.
Markets & Festivals
Veteran SAG activist Kent McCord has been re-elected to a key post at the Guild, defeating Seymour Cassel for national first VP.
Drew Carey will host a series of short online videos on Reason.tv, an online libertarian community. The shorts will examine hot-button topics such as immigration, eminent domain and drug laws.
Patrick Smith Kelly has been tapped to adapt Kit Whitfield's supernatural thriller novel "Benighted" for producer Graham King and Warner Bros.
Screen Gems has set Steven Antin to direct "Burlesque," a contemporary musical with 12 song-and-dance numbers. Donald De Line will produce.
ABC has greenlit a put pilot from Victor Fresco ("Andy Richter Controls the Universe") about a man whose morals are tested working for a large, faceless mega-corporation.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski will direct "Big Eyes," a drama they wrote.
Sherri Shepherd -- who just landed a plum spot on "The View" -- is plotting a primetime comeback.
Roger Michell has signed on to direct the Big Apple-set comedy "Morning Glory" for Paramount.
Lifetime has unwrapped plans for the fifth edition of its award-winning "Every Woman Counts" campaign, its major 2008 public service push.
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Lucy1Daily:$3.2M Cumulative:$61.3M Universal Pictures -13.60%
Hercules2Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$41.6M Paramount Pictures -19.10%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$180.6M Fox -12.84%