Rupert Friend and Clemence Poesy will star in Benoit Philippon's directorial debut "Lullaby for Pi" for Forecast Pictures and Minds Eye Entertainment. In the romantic drama, Friend will play a jazz singer, traumatized by the death of his wife, who encounters a mysterious woman (Poesy).


First Run Features has acquired all rights to "Four Seasons Lodge," Andrew Jacbos' feature documentary about a community of Holocaust survivors who meet each summer to celebrate their lives. Filmmaker Albert Maysles led a team of cinematographers who shot the movie.


Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired U.S. rights to Anders Ostergaard's documentary "Burma VJ," which looks at the 2007 uprising in Myanmar through the cameras of the independent journalist group Democratic Voice of Burma. Oscilloscope plans a theatrical release in the spring, followed by a DVD release next year.

MPAA at work

The MPAA will present its second biennial industry symposium "The Business of Show Business: American Creativity at Work," a day-long summit, April 21 in Washington. Studio heads will meet with lawmakers to discuss the economic impact of the film industry.