The DGA is launching negotiations today in New York with the three major networks for staff and freelance directors -- a contract that's separate from its basic film-TV contract.
Markets & Festivals
Paul Verhoeven is set to helm "The Thomas Crown Affair 2" for MGM. Pierce Brosnan will reprise his role as the world's most debonair thief and corporate raider in the sequel, which is set to begin…
Jada Pinkett Smith is making her directorial debut with the drama "The Human Contract." Pinkett Smith wrote the script, and husband Will Smith will exec produce.
Fox 2000 has attached Ridley Scott to direct "Stones," a supernatural thriller scripted by Matt Cirulnick. Scott Free will produce.
Timothy Olyphant and Joe Anderson will star in "High Life," a Gary Yates-directed adaptation of the Lee MacDougall play. MacDougall wrote the script with Yates ("Seven Times Lucky").
The CW is getting ready to unleash a triple play of new reality skein "Crowned."
Brash Entertainment, the young vidgame publisher focused on Hollywood licenses, will make Fox's upcoming "Jumper" its second release.
Production and financing shingle QED Intl. has launched a TV production arm, and is simultaneously financing a second TV shingle.
Alexis Bledel has signed on to topline Fox Atomic's college comedy "Ticket to Ride," which will be helmed by Vicky Jenson.
The actor-writer-producer, who spent his underclassman years at the "U of A" on the short-lived but fondly remembered Apatow TV series "Freaks & Geeks" and "Undeclared," graduated to a supporting…