Paramount has tapped the tyro writing team of Alyssa Embree, Stacey Harman and Jessica Koosed to pen teen comedy "Best Friends Forever" for Paramount-based Lynda Obst.
David Rooney has been named chief theater critic for Variety and Daily Variety.
Just in time for the fall TV season, former FX marketing exec Chris Carlisle has been officially installed at the Fox network as executive VP of marketing.
Sam Kirby, formerly an agent at Evolution Talent in Gotham, has joined the William Morris Agency as a VP in the contemporary music department.
Israeli cabler HOT will launch HOT Bombay, dedicated to Bollywood blockbusters.
Dutch company Off the Fence has struck deals with France 5 for three titles from the catalog it acquired a month ago from Asian independent Bang Prods.
SBS Broadcasting has acquired reality formats "The Next Action Star" and "The Surreal Life" from U.S. outfit GRB Entertainment for its three-channel Dutch network.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%