Magnolia Pictures has nabbed world rights to tyro Christopher Bell's Sundance docu "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" about sports heroes and steroids.
Fox 2000 has acquired Jeff Kinney's best-selling illustrated novel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."
Tamil scribe S. Rangarajan died after a brief illness Feb. 27 in Chennai, India.
"The Golden Compass" has had a golden bow at the Japanese B.O.
Belgium's Studio 100 will distribute German kidvidder EM.Entertainment's library throughout much of the world once EM's deal with the U.K.'s Sparrowhawk expires at the end of March.
The American Film Institute will receive a $10,000 grant from the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, a non-profit organization that aids people with developmental disabilities.
The Miami Intl. Film Fest was still young when producer Sam L. Grogg premiered his movie "Patti Rocks" there. Headquartered at a hotel in what was then a somewhat sketchy downtown area, the nascent…
Universal has made Ryan Kavanaugh its go-to moneyman.
Christopher Nolan has been named ShoWest director of the year. Award will be presented at the upcoming ShoWest exhib confab in Las Vegas.
The government of Catalonia has teamed with local pubcaster TVC to create a Euros 7.4 million ($11.1 million) film fund.