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.
The freshness distinguishing "Colma: the Musical" turns stale in "Fruit Fly," which isn't a sequel but brings back much of the talent behind that 2006 indie delight.
ABC has hired Charles Kennedy to serve as the network's research chief.
Norman Jewison will be honored by the Canadian Film Center and Film Independent with a two-night tribute at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on April 17-18.
The American Film Institute announced its participants for the 2009 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, which runs May 4-22 at AFI's campus in Hollywood.
The AFI Dallas Film Festival has set a pair of docus, James Toback's "Tyson" and Louie Psihoyos's "The Cove," as its closing-night presentation on April 2.
Disney has set a July 16, 2010, release date for Jerry Bruckheimer-produced family adventure "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."