Andrew Stevens is resigning from his post as president and chief operating officer of Franchise Pictures to open his own production company. His new company will have a multi-pic deal with Franchise.
Markets & Festivals
EchoStar and DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics officially broke up Tuesday, and at least one eager bidder jumped at the chance to nab the satcaster.
Universal Pictures will team with Spyglass Entertainment on "Connie and Carla," Nia Vardalos' follow-up to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Pic is set for an April start.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$231.7M Disney -25.30%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$126.5M Paramount Pictures -31.50%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$32.6M Fox -29.54%
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