Trade Breaks: Activity, Overture, Human

“DreamWorks has acquired all domestic and remake rights to Slamdance Fest entry “Paranormal Activity,” Oren Peli’s micro-budget hand-held haunted house pic. The film likely will be released in the U.S. direct to DVD…” (full details)

Overture Films has signed an interim agreement with the WGA to allow striking writers to work for the company. The deal follows a range of pacts between the WGA and such non-struck film companies as United Artists and the Weinstein Co. According to those familiar with the Overture deal, it includes similar provisions to those featured in other agreements…” (full details)

“Lightning Entertainment has acquired the international sales rights to Jada Pinkett Smith’s directorial debut, “The Human Contract”. Jason Clarke and Paz Vega star in the story of a relationship between a repressed advertising exec and a reckless woman. Pinkett Smith and Ted Danson have supporting roles in the pic…” (full details)