The U. of Southern California will honor Alan Ladd Jr. with a film retrospective to be held Oct. 4 and 5.
Director/producer Brian Robbins and his Varsity Pictures partner Sharla Sumpter Bridgett have signed with WMA. Robbins had been a client at UTA, and signed with a team led by WMA chief Jim Wiatt.
U.K. distrib-producer Axiom Films has picked up three pics at the Toronto Film Festival.
Danish helmer Kristian Levring's "Fear Me Not" has been picked up for U.S. distribution by IFC after its screening in the Contemporary World Cinema section at Toronto.
Sales company Fortissimo Films and Canadian distrib Maximum Film Distribution unveiled a distribution deal on six Toronto players.
Andrew Millstein has been named general manager of Walt Disney Animation Studios, while former Industrial Light & Magic topper Jim Morris serves as general manager of Pixar Animation Studios.
Participant Media has found a financing partner in Abu Dhabi-based Imagenation, with the two companies creating a $250 million fund that will produce up to 18 films over the next five years.
Helmer Gus Van Sant will receive a tribute at the IFP's 18th annual Gotham Awards.
The Paley Center for Media has tabbed Showtime and Carl Reiner as honorees for the org's annual fund-raising gala, to be held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Century City.