OTX, the online test-screening service long used by the majors, is looking to take some of the risk out of the pricey bets made to produce movies.
Mandate Pictures has tapped Thomas Carter to direct and produce its teen dance pic "Dream On."
Japanese distributor Toei is converting Kinji Fukasaku's teen-murder-game pic "Battle Royale" into 3D and re-releasing it to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Stephen Graham has come aboard "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as a sidekick to Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow.
Endgame Entertainment has nabbed the action-thriller spec "Layover."
Ian George has been appointed as exec VP of international marketing at Paramount Pictures International and will leave his post as managing director for 20th Century Fox U.K.
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You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Like everything connected with cinema, music for trailers has evolved.
When the first "Shrek" trailer hit theaters in 2000, it contained a cover of the Monkees' popular hit "I'm a Believer" performed by the triple-platinum pop rock group Smash Mouth.
The music industry for motion picture advertising campaigns has grown exponentially in recent years.
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