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Starz Announces Resignations of Overture Films Executives

hollywoodnews.com: Chris Albrecht, president and chief executive officer of Starz, LLC, announced that Overture Films executives, Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett, tendered their resignations today due to differences over the strategic direction of the company. Peter Adee, president, worldwide marketing, distribution and new media for Overture, will assume[...]

Paul Rudd to star in “My Idiot Brother”

HollywoodNews.com: Anthony Bregman of Likely Story and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach announced that Paul Rudd has signed on to star in “My Idiot Brother,” a comedy about family and the sacrifices it takes to deal with them. Based on a screenplay by Evgenia Peretz and David[...]

Overture Films Is “Over” at Starz Media

By Roger Friedman Hollywoodnews.com: It’s the end of the line for Overture Films at Starz Media. Sources tell me that the plucky indie company will be shut down by Starz if a deal isn’t made to sell it soon. This is especially bad news for the nice guys who run it–Chris McGurk and[...]

Alex Walton to join Exclusive Media Group

Nigel Sinclair, Guy East and Chris Ball, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media Group (Exclusive), announced today that Alex Walton has been appointed President of International Sales and Distribution at Exclusive Film Distribution, Exclusive’s international sales and distribution operation, commencing May 1st, 2010. Exclusive Film Distribution handles films from Exclusive’s production labels,[...]

Producer Simon Oakes explains what’s right about ‘Let Me In’

When Let The Right One In was screened at film festivals in early 2008, it quickly built a reputation as a scary, satisfying vampire story that had a major advantage over its bloodsucking competition – namely, that it had substance, too. Upon its theatrical release, it continued to gain attention[...]

A night to remember for “The Crazies”

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS The invitation came from the “Pierce County Gazette” and read: Dear Friend, “I received your message and am relieved to hear you will be meeting me at 4401 Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday, February 24th, to witness THE CRAZIES.” For security reasons, people receiving the invitation were told[...]

Overture Lets Loose Crazy Comics, Games

BY STAFF As the “outbreak” of Overture Films’ release of The Crazies draws closer, the studio is gearing up for an exciting launch of a comic book series inspired by the film along with various other multimedia content including a motion comic book series, Facebook “tower defense” game and more. [...]

Overture grabs rights to “Stone”

Overture Films has grabbed the distribution rights to the new thriller starring Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Frances Conroy entitled “Stone,” as reported by PR Newswire. The project is directed by John Curran and focuses on a convicted arsonist who tries to manipulate a parole officer to place[...]