Bill Desowitz traveled to London and reports back on the making of Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox.
Former Film Roman president/COO Scott Greenberg, SIMPSONS producer Joel Kuwahara and KING OF THE HILL producer Mark McJimsey have formed the new animation and live-action production company Bento Box Ent., reports VARIETY.
In talking to the COVENTRY TELEGRAPH, director Sam Raimi agreed with many fans that SPIDER-MAN 3's trio of villains "detracted from the experience."
Chris Messina (JULIE & JULIA) has been tapped by Universal to star in DEVIL, which is based on a story concocted by M. Night Shyamalan, reports VARIETY.
FAMILY GUY exec producer David Goodman has inked a two-year, six-figure contract with 20th Century Fox TV, reports VARIETY.
Jolene Blalock has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming second season of LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, Comingsoon.net reports.
FREAKY MONDAY, a new teen comedy is under development at CBS Films with Andrew Gunn and Mark Waters producing, Variety reports.
Walden Media has selected Mark Dindal to helm its live-action family comedy HOUSEBROKEN, Variety reports.
tarz Media has tapped Alecia Dixon, a veteran of the entertainment business with a focus on film distribution, to spearhead its domestic television expansion in the new position of vice president, domestic TV sales.
Gary Ross, who is busy at work on the script for SPIDER-MAN 4, has been tapped to write the SPIDER-MAN spinoff VENOM, reports the Heat Vision blog.
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has assembled the final pieces of its new senior executive team, naming Peter Girardi to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Series & Alternative Animation, and appointing Ed Adams as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Administration.
Walt Disney has hired Tiffany Paulsen (NANCY DREW) to pen the comedy OPPOSITE DAY, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, announced today that it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to BURST 3D, a horror/thriller to be produced by Ghost House Pictures.
Wes Anderson's stop-motion FANTASTIC MR. FOX is on the shortlist for the new Best Film Award at The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 14-29.
Press Release from Unity Technologies
October 8, 2009. San Francisco, USA. *Unity Technologies* – unity3d.com - the provider of the revolutionary Unity development platform for PC, Mac, Wii and iPhone today announced that Richard Hilleman, Chief Creative Director, Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) will deliver a keynote at the upcoming Unite conference.
The Zurich Film Festival closed on Sunday with numerous awards handed out for international films, but Roman Polanski's arrest is sure to be what's remembered most from this year's event, Variety reports.
CORALINE director Henry Selick has departed Laika after unsuccessfully renegotiating his contract, which expired at the end of last month. However, the stop-motion legend will continue to work with the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio and Focus Features in promoting CORALINE through the awards season. Selick was not available for comment, but, according to a Laika spokesperson, he was not formally attached to any Laika projects following CORALINE.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and MTV Games today revealed that LEGO® Rock Band™ will feature the likeness of David Bowie, pop music icon and best-selling music artist, as a LEGO minifigure. Fans can play as Bowie while singing his song “Let’s Dance,” which will be included in the play list.
Rich Ross, President of Disney Channels Worldwide, has been named Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, it was announced today by Disney President and CEO Robert A. Iger.
Variety is reporting that Rich Ross is all but certain to be promoted to head of Walt Disney Studios.