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Headline News Box Office Report: 'Gravity' Pulls in $55.8M

Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space epic ‘Gravity,’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, debuts to a record-breaking $55.8 million in North America, the top October opening of all-time; Sony’s ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ comes in second place with $21.5 million.

Headline News Andrew Z. Davis Joins Columbia

Andrew Z. Davis is named President of Production Administration for Columbia Pictures, where he will supervise all aspects of physical production including post production and visual effects for all Columbia Pictures films as well as live-action portions of films from Sony Pictures Animation.

Headline News Mandeville Backs a Big Alibi

Mandeville Films and Top Cow Productions are developing a feature film based on the comic book "Alibi," reports Variety.

The 2008 publication involves a suave socialite whose stature allows for the perfect alibi. His ribbon-cutting stance distracts from a secret twin brother employed as a government agent.

"Alibi," created by Top Cow president Matt Hawkins with Michael Renegar, was written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (Illustrations by Jeremy Haun).

Headline News Lost's Matthew Fox Might Be Smelling Smoke

Matthew Fox is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' BILLY SMOKE, based on the comic about a hit man who seeks redemption, per VARIETY.

The Oni Press comic was written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Eric Kim, and will be published next year. Moore recently wrote the LEADING MAN comic for Universal.

Basil Iwanyk at Thunder Road and Eric Gitter and Closed On Mondays Ent. are producing. Oni's Peter Sherwin will exec produce.

Headline News Paramount Hits $1 Billion Domestic Gross In Record Time

Coming off reaching the billion-dollar mark in international box office sales last weekend, Paramount Pictures has now also crossed the billion-dollar milestone on its domestic gross sales, making it the first studio to accomplish this feat this calendar year and besting last year's billion-dollar record by nearly three weeks.

Headline News Echo Bridge Acquires Alliance Atlantis Int'l

Echo Bridge Entertainment has today signed an agreement to acquire, through a share purchase, Alliance Atlantis International Distribution from Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

As a result of this transaction, Echo Bridge Entertainment would distribute rights to first run and catalog programming from Alliance Atlantis International Distribution worldwide, excluding Canada.

Headline News Dark Oz Optioned For Screen Trilogy

Macabre comic series DARK OZ was optioned for film and TV by hip-hop artist Pras Michel (The Fugees) over the weekend, VARIETY reports.

DARK OZ was originally published by Caliber Comics and follows an older Dorothy as she travels through Oz, with many of the same characters from the original Frank L. Baum novel and 1939 film starring Judy Garland.

The screenplay was adapted from the original comic creators Aaron Denenberg, Ralph Griffith and Stuart Kerr; production is slated to begin late 2008.

Headline News Conan O’Brien & Amy Poehler Guest Star In Season Two Of O'Grady

The premiere episode on the second season of the animated comedy series, OGRADY, features special guests Conan OBrien & Amy Poehler at 9:00 pm on March 3, 2006, airing on The N, the nighttime network for teens. After the broadcast, viewers will be able to log on to The Ns website, www.the-n.com, and catch never before seen outtakes and extras and re-watch the episode in its entirety.

Headline News Corpse Bride Premiere & Miyazaki Headline Venice Fest

Tim Burton's stop-motion animation CORPSE BRIDE is among many features that will have their world premieres at the upcoming 62nd Venice Intl. Film Festival where animation film director Hayao Miyazaki will become the first Japanese to receive an honorary Golden Lion award for his career achievements.

Festival Director Marco Muller said Miyazaki's style expressed romanticism and humanism in spectacular narratives while the fictitious worlds the director depicts always contain something eye-opening to catch the imagination of adults, awakening their inner child.

Headline News Akira Is The Top DVD In The US

According to Sound Scan, a video industry analyst group, Pioneer Entertainment's newly released AKIRA was the number-one selling DVD for the week of July 29, 2001. The classic anime film was first released in 1989, but was recently restored by Pioneer Entertainment at a cost of $1 million. The DVD beat the debut of live-action films FAMILY MAN, starring Nicolas Cage, and SWEET NOVEMBER, starring Keanu Reeves. The film is set is Neo-Tokyo after World War III and follows childhood friends Tetsuo and Kaneda as they encounter a military operation to retrieve an escaped experimental subject.

Headline News The World of Sid & Marty Krofft comes to video

A boxed set of TV shows made by Sid and Marty Krofft in the 1970's collectsepisodes from thirteen Krofft programs, including the short programs thatwere part of "The Krofft Super Show," and will be released by Rhino HomeVideo on May 18 in the USA. These shows are not animated, but their cheesy"special effects" have a camp appeal for many fans of animation, especiallyfor the children of the Seventies.

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