EmptyKASHA TO ANCHOR BAY
Anchor Bay Entertainment's new feature division Anchor Bay Films has tapped Kevin Kasha as senior vp acquisitions. He will spearhead the company's acquisition efforts and entries into the theatrical marketplace.
A 'GOOD' FRENCH TWIST
Jay McInerney's "The Good Life" is getting a French makeover. UGC said that producer Yves Marmion has snagged the adaptation rights to the 2006 novel about the lives of two Manhattanites set in the days surrounding the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
IT'LL BE A BIG GAME
The Indian animation and gaming industry is projected to surge by a compound annual growth rate of 27% to reach $1.2 billion by 2012, up from $460 million this year, according to a report by the National Association of Software and Services Cos.
STALLONE EYES WHITAKER
Sylvester Stallone told a crowd of top AFM buyers that he's after Oscar winner Forest Whitaker to star in his upcoming actioner "The Expendables." Jason Statham and Jet Li will star with writer-director Stallone as a band of rag-tag mercenaries on an undercover mission to depose a Latin American dictator. At a Boa Steakhouse lunch for the film's producers, Nu Image/Millennium Films, Stallone said he's aiming to land Whitaker for the role of a devious CIA agent involved in the operation.