EmptyPar Vantage move
Katie Martin Kelley has been promoted to senior vp publicity at Paramount Vantage. She will oversee day-to-day operations of the publicity department in addition to working on the specialty division's domestic campaigns.
Boll vs. Zane
Director Uwe Boll has sued actor Billy Zane in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that he's owed at least $700,000 in revenue from the 2006 boxoffice flop "BloodRayne." Boll claims in the April 30 filing that Zane suggested that Romar Entertainment handle distribution of the film. Zane and Romar principal James Schramm allegedly promised that the film would open in 2,000 theaters and that a $10 million advance from Boll would be used for advertising and promotion. But at least $900,000 was paid out to Zane and Schramm and the movie opened in 950 theaters, Boll claims.
Unified picks Dubinet
Ann Dubinet has been tapped as head of strategic planning, acquisitions and distribution at Unified Pictures, the Los Angeles-based production, distribution and worldwide sales company.