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Dew docu takes U turn

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Universal Pictures is ready to do the Dew. Studio has inked a pact with Mountain Dew Films, a marketing arm of the soft-drink maker, to distribute snowboarding doc "First Descent," slated for a Dec…

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U cozies up with Apatow

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After scoring with his directing debut "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Judd Apatow has jumped into bed with Universal again for a romantic comedy follow-up. The studio has acquired an untitled pitch that…

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Thesps into ‘Breach’

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Universal has set Chris Cooper and Ryan Phillippe to star in "Breach," a spy thriller based on the story of notorious FBI traitor Robert Hanssen, who sold secrets to the Soviet Union during the Cold…

‘Halo’ makes a date

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Master Chief is gunning for the bigscreen in summer '07. Fox and Universal have closed their deal to make a movie based on Microsoft's hit vidgame "Halo," with plans for a tentpole in two years…

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Tyro’s open ‘Book’

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Universal has bought laffer spec script "Book of Leo" and Seann William Scott is attached to star. Marc Platt and Scott's Identity Films will produce. Sale is the first for scribe Joe Lovero, who is…

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Exec finds a new Focus

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Longtimeoverseas sales and distribution exec Alison Thompson has ankled U.K.-based Pathe Pictures Intl. to become prexy of Focus Intl., the sales division of Universal's Focus Features.

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