Russia's top film studio Mosfilm is to be privatized as part of ongoing reforms of the local industry.
Regency Enterprises has signed on to develop and produce romantic comedy "Lovers Leap" with Amy Lanier's Flat Penny Films and Pierce Brosnan's Irish Dreamtime shingle.
The Mouse House has a crush on teenage girls. The Walt Disney Co. has outbid other suitors for the film rights to "Princess Diaries" author Meg Cabot's next young adult novel, "All-American Girl."
Toni Collette has signed to play the lead in "Japanese Story," an A$5.7 million ($3 million) drama set in western Australia's Pilbura desert for helmer Sue Brooks ("Road to Nihill").
In a midsix-figure deal, Warner Bros. has bought the spec script "Nanneeez" by screenwriter Shaina Carol, marking the scribe's third material sale this year in three attempts.