The New York film scene is undergoing its biggest shakeup in years, mostly due to possible changes at downtown/uptown rivals Tribeca and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
"Race to Witch Mountain" co-writer Mark Bomback has been set by New Line and Playtone to adapt "Agent Zigzag," a WWII spy drama.
Sam Fell, director of the animated films "The Tale of Despereaux" and "Flushed Away," is attached to direct "Demonkeeper," a live-action adaptation of the Royce Buckingham novel for Fox 2000.
United Artists has hired Peter Horton to write and direct "Coal River," an adaptation of the Michael Shnayerson book.
NBC may be parting ways with BermanBraun and Original Prods. on the three nonscripted skeins that were ordered more than a year ago as part of a larger pact between the Peacock and the production…
Pete Segal has emerged as the frontrunner to direct "Little Fockers," the third installment in the Universal Pictures/Tribeca Prods. franchise.
Feature scribe Scot Armstrong and production partner Ravi Nandin have sealed a two-year first-look deal with Universal Media Studios.
"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke and Summit Entertainment have made up, with the helmer signing on for the company's fantasy-drama "If I Stay."
While a steep recession continues to wrack the broader ad-supported TV business, operators of premium cable networks including HBO, Showtime and Starz are holding up just fine.
Starz has announced the return of its movie-themed special series "Starz Inside" hosted by critic Richard Roeper.