DeVon Franklin has been upped to senior VP of production at Columbia Pictures, where he'll report to prexy Doug Belgrad.
Jumping The Broom
In time for busy Sundance buying, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has tapped former Relativity Media exec Joe Matukewicz as senior veep of acquisitions.
"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps are set to star in Sony Pictures' remake of "Sparkle," while Whitney Houston is in negotiations.
"The Hangover Part II" star Jamie Chung is set to join Rob Lowe in the indie political drama "Knife Fight," while Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Jennifer Morrison, Rebecca Mader and "Lost" thesp Titus…
Paramount's newest comicbook foray still managed to beat a host of other Marvel properties.
Paramount's "Thor" struck first Friday night with $25.7 million from 3,955 locations.
Stateside summer box office got off to an early start last weekend with Universal's boffo $86 million opening for "Fast Five." Now, Paramount looks to turn that momentum to its favor with Marvel 3D…
"Jumping the Broom" is a broad African-Amerian family comedy that manages to avoid many of the more predictable cliches of the genre, yet also leaves out the warmth and, too often, the laughs.
TV helmer Salim Akil is making the leap to the bigscreen.
"Milk," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" and "Ugly Betty" are among the 185 nominees for the 20th annual GLAAD Media Awards.