Empty'MEATBALLS' ORDERS CAST
Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T and Tracy Morgan will voice characters in Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," the studio confirmed. Hader will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor, while Faris plays a weathergirl named Sam Sparks. "Cloudy," a digital 3-D title, is slated to open Jan. 15, 2010.
HOST WORK FOR STILLER
Ben Stiller will be the host and creative director of the 11th annual Tomorrow Is Tonight gala for New York-based Project ALS. He will help create the program for the fundraiser for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related brain disease research, set for Oct. 7 at New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
ASCENT TAPS CALLAHAN
Ascent Media Group — which owns a collection of Hollywood postproduction companies and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Co. — has named Erika Callahan to the newly created position of vp global marketing and communications. She will report to Ascent senior vp Tom Kuehle.
Big news in the short film world: Julianne Moore will be a judge at the Sept. 26 Tropfest NY event. Meanwhile, the inaugural Doorpost Film Project awarded John Gray $100,000 for his short drama "Before I Wake."