Kent Alterman, a former studio executive-turned-director, is in final talks to replace Lauren Corrao as president of original programming and development at Comedy Central, VARIETY reports.
CAPRICA, Syfy's upcoming prequel to BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, now has an executive producer in Kevin Murphy, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Stephen Susco (RED, THE GRUDGE) has signed on to write HACK/SLASH, which has already gone through previous drafts from no fewer than four other scribes, SHOCKTILYOUDROP.COM reports. Susco hasn't said whether he'll be starting from scratch or simply revising the script already available.
Hot off his monster hit, 2012, director Roland Emmerich will shift gears with his next feature, a smaller, more intimate pet project he has wanted to make for years: SOUL OF THE AGE, which tackles the controversial authorship of William Shakespeare's plays.
Award-winning visual effects and digital production house Zoic Studios has named Erik Press to the strategic role of Executive Producer. At Zoic, Press leads artists and creative directors to produce effects-driven content with a holistic approach, uniting broadcast, advertising, theatrical and web content that engages audiences and enriches brands.
The Visual Effects Society, the entertainment industry's only official organization representing the extended community of visual effects professionals, has named motion picture director and producer James Cameron as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the 8th Annual VES Awards which will be held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City on Sunday, February 28, 2010.
WGA West’s Animation Writers Caucus has awarded Emmy-winning writer Stan Berkowitz with its 12th annual Animation Writing Award, reports VARIETY.
Marvel Studios has promoted Louis D’Esposito to Co-President of Marvel Studios, the Hollywood subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL).
Emma Watts has signed a three-year deal to serve as the president of production at 20th Century Fox, reports VARIETY.
Julian McMahon, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox are all in talks to join the cast of RED, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Marti Noxon, a writer and producer on MAD MEN, will write the FRIGHT NIGHT remake for DreamWorks, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Dante Harper will pen Gary Sanchez Prods. and Paramount's HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
SCREENDAILY.COM reports that Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group president Mark Zoradi has left his position.
LAIKA, Inc., the Portland-based animation studio whose first feature film, Coraline, has been a critical and box office success, has appointed Gary Raksis to the post of Chief Financial Officer of the company.
Rick DeMott talks with Fanboy and Chum Chum creator Eric Robles about his first series and his 15 years in the animation business.
One of the bonus features on the UP DVD and Blu-ray, which street today from Walt Disney Home Entertainment, is the fascinating documentary, "Adventure is Out There," which details the research trip Pete Docter and his fellow Pixar animators made to Venezuela with award-winning biologist/wild life photographer Adrian Warren.
A film based on the World War II hero from DC Comics, SGT. ROCK, will be directed by Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND, CONSTANTINE) from a script written by Chad St. John (THE DAYS BEFORE), HEAT VISION reports.
20th Century Fox has bought an untitled project going by the name NOCTURNE about the end of the world, with Len Wiseman in talks to direct and produce, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Cecile de France has signed up to star opposite Matt Damon in HEREAFTER, a supernatural drama helmed by Clint Eastwood, VARIETY reports.
The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Visual Effects Society present “Battlestar Galactica – Then and Now”.
Visual effects company Ntropic is excited to announce that Creative Director/VFX Supervisor Simon Mowbray has joined the company. Formerly the co-founder of Radium, Mowbray freelanced at Ntropic on projects for Sprint, Coinstar and Oracle before making it his official home.
Day 3 of the View Conference was a fantastic day for me, highlighted by presentations from Isaac Kerlow, Glenn Entis, Roger Guyett and Michael Giacchino.