MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman applauded President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Ron Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative. "Trade and related issues are crucial to the vitality of the film industry and paramount to the recovery of the global economy," Glickman said. "Kirk has the leadership skills and experience to forge a successful trade agenda, and we look forward to working with him."
Fox Searchlight is licensing films including "Napoleon Dynamite," "Juno" and "Sideways" for use as mobile greeting cards. More than 50 clips from the Searchlight library will be used as video greetings on moble devices and social networks either via MMS or SMS text messaging. The deal was struck by Fox Mobile Entertainment and mobile video messaging company Mogreet.