CBS Films has tapped Edward Zwick to direct spy thriller "American Assassin," based on the Vince Flynn novel about counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp.
City National Bank, a leading financier of films and tv productions, is making its move into sports.
Spike TV is looking to enter the latenight fray with a weekly half-hour series from reality TV vet Thom Beers dubbed "Manformation."
PBS will strip its remake of "The Electric Company" across weekdays beginning Sept. 7, expanding from a weekly sked.
Warner Bros. is coming aboard to finance and produce the Coco Chanel biopic "Coco Avant Chanel," starring Audrey Tautou, with production starting Sept. 15 in Paris.
Outside the festival, new footage from films in the works and even near-completed pics will be showing privately to buyers. Among the expected previews:
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