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Trade Breaks: Lionsgate, New Line, Slayer

By Garth Franklin Friday January 25th 2008 12:31AM
Trade Breaks: Lionsgate, New Line, Slayer

"Both Lionsgate and Marvel Studios have reached interim agreements the Writers Guild of America. These deals mean that both studios will put writers immediately back to work on their development slates. Terms of the agreements were not disclosed, but shows such as "Weeds" and "Mad Men" along with films like "Saw V," "Thor" and "Captain America"..." (full details)

Contrary to previous reports on IMDB there is "no truth" to the rumor that New Line Cinema's Bob Shaye & Michael Lynne were being sacked, and all projects, including The Hobbit were moving completely over to the Warner Bros. camps. A New Line spokesperson stated via email to us today that the story was false, and they are seeking a correction on IMDB..." (full details)

Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Jon Knautz's horror comedy "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" in a mid-six-figure deal with a theatrical commitment. The film (featuring "Nightmare on Elm Street" star Robert Englund) tells the story of a teen (Trevor Matthews) who is haunted by the murder of his parents. As his rage builds, he accidentally awakens an ancient evil, prompting chaos in the vein of '80s horror-comedy creature features..." (full details)

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