Trade Breaks: Dogs, Universal, Chris

“Norwegian director Harald Zwart (“Agent Cody Banks”, “One Night at McCool’s”) will direct comedy “Hotel for Dogs” for DreamWorks, with Lauren Shuler Donner producing. Because the project is still in development, producers are keeping the logline under wraps…” (full details)

“Chris Meledandri is leaving 20th Century Fox Animation to set up a family entertainment banner at Universal Pictures launching this spring. The banner will produce two to three films, both animated and live-action, each year that Universal will distribute worldwide. The first is most likely to hit screens in 2009…” (full details)

“The CW has picked up the Chris Rock-produced “Everybody Hates Chris” for a third season. The order is for a full season of at least 22 episodes…” (full details)