People magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation will co-host the SAG Awards Gala, held after the 15th annual SAG Awards on Jan. 25 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. They also have contributed to the SAG Foundation.
LIONSGATE UPS KOWAN
Longtime Lionsgate acquisitions executive Eda Kowan has signed a new three-year contract to become senior vp acquisitions and co-productions. She will report to the department's president, Jason Constantine. Kowan has been with Lionsgate since 2000.
Five-time UFC world champion Randy Couture has joined the mercenary squad of writer-director Sylvester Stallone's action film "The Expendables." Jet Li, Jason Statham and Stallone will co-star with Couture in a story about a hit crew sent to South America to overthrow a dictator. The Nu Image/ Millennium Films project shoots in February. Couture has appeared in "Red Belt" and CBS' "The Unit."