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Welcome to our Industry News section. We will be covering Breaking News from front page-film-TV-International and business, Upcoming Movie News, Netflix's Top 100 Films, our Alternative Film Guide and our Scripts 2 Film feature update with links to projects at various development & production stages. We will reveal what we have unearthed from the industry as well as updating regularly.



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Joss Whedon's a hero with 'Dr. Horrible'
11 Jul 2008 10:59am EDT - By Lesley Goldberg

With SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers still at odds over new-media residuals (among other things), Joss Whedon is ready to see just how viable the Internet is as a business model. FULL STORY

WB mulls redraw of DC Comics plan
11 Jul 2008 11:04am EDT - By Borys Kit
A big shake-up could be in the works at Warner Bros. for its DC Comics film properties.

In the course of the past couple of weeks, Warner Bros. Pictures Group president Jeff Robinov and Warner Bros. Pictures president Kevin McCormick have been meeting with DC Comics executives as well some of DC's top talents... FULL STORY



Chris Brown in 'Bone Deep'
11 Jul 2008 11:04am EDT - By Leslie Simmons and Nellie Andreeva
Chris Brown could be getting bone deep with Screen Gems.

The Stomp the Yard star is in final negotiations to appear alongside Matt Dillon, Idris Elba and rapper T.I. in the thriller Bone Deep... FULL STORY



Recurring characters join three series
11 Jul 2008 11:08am EDT - By Nellie Andreeva
Three returning series are adding new recurring characters.... FULL STORY


International News

Rome's film festival shaking things up
11 Jul 2008 3:13am EDT - By Eric J. Lyman
ROME -- The third edition of the RomaCinemaFest will have a much more Italian and traditional feel, officials are expected to announce Friday, with name changes for several sections.

Insiders said the festival will have a more traditional jury -- comprising film critics rather than local cinema lovers -- and that the announcement of the festival's lineup could be delayed... FULL STORY

Globomedia, Fox in co-production talks
11 Jul 2008 3:13am EDT - By Pamela Rolfe

MADRID -- Spanish TV production powerhouse Globomedia is in talks with Fox TV Studios about potential co-production opportunities, Globomedia creative director Daniel Ecija has told The Hollywood Reporter.

"We have a real commitment to co-produce with Fox, whether it's a program born in-house at Globomedia or at Fox," Ecija said.... FULL STORY

John Cusack files $5.6 mil suit against 'Power'
11 Jul 2008 9:13am EDT - By Scott Roxborough
COLOGNE, Germany -- Actor John Cusack and Cusack Enterprises have filed a $5.6 million suit in a California Superior Court connected to Cusack’s pay-or-play deal on non-starter project Stopping Power.

Production was stopped on the Jan de Bont actioner last year after one of the film's main backers pulled out... FULL STORY

Canada's Comedy Network nabs 'Gotham'
11 Oct 2007 7:12pm EDT - By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO -- The Comedy Network, Canada's cable comedy channel, said Thursday that it has bought U.S.-based Comedy Central's stand-up series "Live at Gotham" for Monday nights.

Comedy Network, owned and operated by CTVglobemedia, will air the TV showcase of fresh comic talent appearing on-stage at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York starting Oct. 22. FULL STORY


Business News

IM Global's Ford buys out Bergstein
11 Jul 2008 3:13am EDT - By Elizabeth Guider

Stuart Ford, the CEO of Los Angeles-based indie film sales and distribution outfit IM Global, has bought out the substantial but unspecified minority stake held by Capco financier-producer David Bergstein.

The deal was facilitated... FULL STORY




Check out Netflix's Top 100 Movies


The Script Archeologist Alternative Film Guide

Not into the mainstream movies coming to a screen near you? More interested in that foreign film or just looking for something a little different? A great place to check out the latest on those projects, screenings and festivals is through our Alternative Film Guide feed. You're guaranteed to find interesting articles that you won't find covered in your TV Guide issue.


SCRIPTS 2 FILM: updated July 11/08  
The Hobbit Development
The First Avenger: Captain America Development
Spider-Man 4 Development
Jurassic Park IV Development
Justice League: Mortal Development
The Brazilian Job Development
The Avengers Development
Superman: Man of Steel Development
Justice League: Mortal Development
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Pre-
Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Pre-
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Pre-
The Green Hornet Pre-
Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam Pre-production
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Filming
Terminator Salvation Filming
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Filming
Angels & Demons Filming
Hannah Montana: The Movie Filming
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Post-production
Saw V Post-production  
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Post-production  
G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra Post-
Star Trek Post-production  
Punisher: War Zone Post-production  
The Spirit Post-production  
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Completed  
Death Race Completed  
Tropic Thunder Completed  
Babylon A.D. Completed  
The Mutant Chronicles Completed  
Doctor Who Television Production  
Heroes Television Production  
House M.D. Television Production  
Lost Television Production  
Dexter Television Production  
Battlestar Galactica Television Production  


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