Gil Cates will produce the 75th annual Academy Awards, the Academy's exec director Bruce Davis and prexy Frank Pierson said. Gig will be Cates' 11th as producer of the Oscarcast.
Cinemax will present a digitally enhanced version of bodybuilding classic "Pumping Iron" in recognition of the doc's 25th anniversary.
UCLA screenwriting grad student Michael Bucklin won first prize at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for coming-of-age comedy "Teenorama."
Sony Imageworks' animated short "The ChubbChubbs" picked up two awards in October, including the animated short nod at the Intl. Short Film Festival, an important bellwether for Oscar hopes.
Pandora has acquired international rights, excluding English-speaking territories, to Mark and Michael Polish's fantasy drama "Northfork."
Dan Lin has been promoted to vice president of production at Warner Bros. Pictures, reporting to prexy of production Jeff Robinov.
The American Film Institute's Board of Trustees has tapped Robert De Niro as the org's 31st recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award.
Tim Allen's "The Santa Clause 2" had the last ho-ho-ho over anyone figuring the long-stalled sequel would open more naughty than nice, delivering Disney an early holiday gift of $29 million in…
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