"Paranormal Activity" team Oren Peli, Jason Blum and Steven Schneider have inked a five-picture deal with leading Canadian distrib Alliance Films to finance and produce low-budget genre pics.
Matty Beckerman's finance and production shingle Natural Selection has set helmer Stephen T. Kay ("The Shield," "Friday Night Lights") to direct thriller pic "Isolation."
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Australian band Men at Work's worldwide hit "Down Under" breached the copyright of a children's nursery rhyme, according to the Australian Federal Court.
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Michael Grindon, head of international TV for Sony Pictures TV and a 24-year studio vet, will exit the Culver City lot in March.
Mexico's top exhib Cinepolis has inked with Fox Sports to bring the sports channel's Spanish-language content to the bigscreen.
Pinewood Studios has linked up with the U.K. government to launch apprenticeships for the film biz.
Al Franken was perhaps the hardest hitting lawmaker on the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger today — and he raised doubts about whether the two media giants are to be believed. "I worked for NBC…
Before CSPAN cameras, public interest advocates and a horde of executives and lobbyists, lawmakers on Capitol Hill cast a skeptical eye Thursday on aspects of the proposed union of Comcast and NBC…
The Writers Guild of America East has tapped David Steven Cohen as the recipient of the Richard B. Jablow award for service to the guild.
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