Leslie Moonves is making good on his promise to invest in pic production, naming Columbia Pictures exec veep Amy Baer as prexy-CEO of CBS Films.
Andalusia is ramping up its film production. The region produced three pics in 2005 and 12 in 2006; for 2007, the Andalusia Film Commission has registered 19 features.
"Perez, ratoncito de los sueños 2" (The Hairy Tooth Fairy 2), "Campo Cerezo" and "El vestido" have pulled down coin from the Raices' co-production fund.
Kevin James is set to protect and serve for Columbia Pictures. The "Hitch" star has signed on to write, produce and star in the comedy "Mall Cop."
Overture Films has tapped Toronto-based Alliance Films as its Canadian distributor through 2010.
Helmer Simon West's biopic "Dali" was among 35 projects presented at the third Ile de France and Madrid Film Commission's Co-Production Meeting at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Tuesday.
Quebecois helmer Denys Arcand's "Days of Darkness" will have its hometown preem as a special presentation at the Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema.
Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren and Robin Wright Penn will join Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Jason Bateman in "State of Play," the Universal Pictures/Working Title adaptation of the British miniseries.
The 15th edition of the Hamptons Film Festival will kick off with the world preem of "Bernard and Doris."
Tyro helmer Ilmar Raag's "The Class" has been nominated by the Estonian Oscar committee as that country's Oscar foreign-language submission.
Samuel L. Jackson starrer "Afro Samurai," a theatrical toon based on a five-episode TV series produced by Japanese animation house Gonzo, will open in Japan Oct. 27, Gonzo parent GDH announced…