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MGM Ousts Sloan as CEO

MGM made a bold move this week to tackle its $37B debt. The struggling lion removed Harry Sloan as CEO and appointed Stephen Cooper. Sloan has worked the past four years to nurture MGM back to life as a major studio player.

Variety reports Cooper, also named Vice Chairman, begins work immediately tackling such issues as the fate of MGM’s library, the James Bond franchise and a pivotal stake in THE HOBBIT movies.

Post Headline News

Post Logic NY announces New Hires

Press Release by Post Logic

New York, NY (August 17, 2009) -- Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced today two new hires, Kevin Wilson as audio engineer and Mick O'Connor as manager, new business. Both will be based out of Post Logic Studios' New York facility.

Studios Headline News

ICM Signs Comic Book Icon

Comic book legend, Neal Adams, is taking his Continuity Studios to ICM for representation, says today’s HollywoodReporter.

Adams plans to take his creations across all forms of media while he makes the artistic transition to film writing and directing. Adams’ realistically modern imagery has received great acclaim as displayed in the 1960s and 1970s comics “Uncanny X-Men," "Green Lantern and Green Arrow" and "Batman.”

Headline News

Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer Joins the Female Force

TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer’s own story will be re-told in the comic book “Female Force,” reports

Bluewater Productions publishes the biographical comic, a popular read celebrating strong women.

Two editions (Standard and Collectable) will hit store shelves before NEW MOON’s November theatrical release. The comic’s assigned writer, Ryan Burton, has hinted that a popular vampire will serve as narrator, but teased nothing more.

Syfy Headline News

Plotkin New SVP at SyFy

Former Warner Bros. TV exec Andrew Plotkin has stepped into the role of SVP of original programming at SyFy, reports VARIETY. He will report to Syfy original programming EVP and Universal Cable Prods. co-head of original content Mark Stern. Plotkin will work closely with Syfy's other SVP Erik Storey.

Plotkin takes the post that Tony Optican vacated to head FremantleMedia North America's scripted programming division.

Production Headline News

Disney, DreamWorks Exec Named to The Box Board

Press Release from The Box Ltd.

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2009 -- David L. Simon, a highly respected entertainment industry veteran who has held senior level executive positions at DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Station Group and Disney among others, has been named to the advisory board of The Box Ltd, the Israeli content creation and new media company. The announcement was made today by Yaki Gani, vice president, The Box Ltd.