Trade Breaks: Oscars, Mummy, Miss

“The 80th Annual Academy Awards is set for Sunday February 24th. ABC again will broadcast the show live from the Kodak Theatre. The Academy will announce its nominations at 5:30 a.m. PST on January 22nd. Official screen credit forms are due December 3rd, nominations ballots will be mailed December 26th, and nominations polls close at 5 p.m. PST on January 12th…” (full details)

“Jet Li is confirmed to be in negotiations to play the villainous title character in Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy 3,” being directed by Rob Cohen. Set in China, Li’s story begins in ancient times before moving to a post-World War II setting. One sequence involves the famous terra-cotta warriors, the collection of 6,000 men and their horses that were originally constructed to protect the tomb of an emperor…” (full details)

“Palm Pictures has nabbed North American rights to the Independent Spirit Award-nominated rockumentary “You’re Gonna Miss Me.” Keven McAlester’s feature debut chronicles the live of 60s psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson from the band The 13th Floor Elevators, including his drug addiction and schizophrenia. Palm owner Chris Blackwell said he plans a theatrical release this summer and a retail home video release shortly thereafter…” (full details)