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Oscilloscope starting DVD club

Oscilloscope is pulling a Columbia House. The quirky indie film label founded by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and ThinkFilm veteran David Fenkel is starting a direct-mail DVD club.

Warner Bros. laps up dog story ‘Nubs’

Warner Bros. is going to the dogs, signing on to acquire and develop "Nubs," a feel-good story of a pooch and a U.S. Marine based on a publishing sensation.

Justin Theroux launches into ‘Space’

Justin Theroux is on board to pen a draft of "Space Invader," an astronaut romantic comedy set up at Fox.

‘Agora’ picked up for U.S. release

"Agora," Alejandro Amenabar's intellectual epic that had sat without a U.S. buyer for six months, has found a stateside home.

Carl Rinsch to helm ’47 Ronin’

Carl Rinsch may not be directing the "Alien" prequel. But he's got a pretty good alternative. The commercials director has landed the gig to helm "47 Ronin."

Paramount gets adventurous with pitch

Paramount has bought a family-oriented adventure-comedy pitch from Jim Field Smith and George Kay.

Shallow pool for Oscar’s actress contenders

This year's pool of contenders for the best actress Oscar is pretty shallow, with Meryl Streep one of only a few front-runners, writes Steven Zeitchik.

Working Title finds ‘Young@Heart’ writer

"I'm With Cancer" scribe Will Reiser is in talks to write "Young@Heart," Working Title's narrative remake of Fox Searchlight's singing-senior documentary.

Focus Features firms up 2010 slate

Focus Features has finalized dates for a chunk of its 2010 release slate and confirmed that it will unspool the Sofia Coppola drama "Somewhere," the Roman epic "Eagle of the Ninth" and the George…

ICM’s Jeff Berg cautious about mega-deals

Even as Comcast gets set to acquire NBC Universal, ICM chairman and CEO Jeff Berg says the industry should keep expectations about the benefits of mega-deals in check.

Goldwyn picks up ‘Harry Brown’

Samuel Goldwyn is picking up all U.S. rights to the Michael Caine thriller "Harry Brown," marking one more buy of a Toronto premiere several months after the…

Len Wiseman to direct apocalyptic thriller

Fox has bought an untitled pitch about the end of the world, with "Live Free or Die Hard" director Len Wiseman in talks to direct and produce.