EmptyMoorpark a studio city
A $125 million film and TV production studio touted to be the biggest independent facility of its kind in the U.S. is set for construction in Moorpark, a suburban community north of Los Angeles. Commonwealth Studios will break ground in April and is set to include 14 soundstages and a backlot spread over 37 acres.
Lionsgate catches 'Game'
Lionsgate has acquired worldwide distribution rights, excluding Mexico, to "The Perfect Game" from HighRoad Entertainment. The film is based on the true story of a team of boys from Mexico who in 1957 become the first non-American team to win the Little League World Series, doing so in a perfect game. An Aug. 8 release is planned.
HFPA passes the plate
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has donated $100,000 to Doctors Without Borders for their relief effort under way in Myanmar. "The tragedy that has happened to our world neighbors in Asia is unfathomable, and 2 million people have been displaced in addition to the thousands who have perished," HFPA president Jorge Camara said.
NL ups Galano
Twenty-year New Line veteran Camela Galano has been named president of international releasing at New Line as part of the company's reorganization under Warner Bros. Galano will continue to oversee the release of New Line films in more than 120 international territories for Warner Bros. Pictures International. Galano will further oversee all matters relating to film, home video and television distribution for New Line's slate of films outside of North America.