ALF Heads To Sony Animation; Jeffrey Dahmer Doc Heads To Theaters: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday afternoon's round-up of news briefs, Kick-Ass 2 eyes an addition to its cast. The Katzenbergs will receive honors from a Gay group, and the Directors Guild of America appoints a new exec.
Daniel G. Bush Named to D.G.A. Post
Directors Guild of America National Executive Director Jay D. Roth announced today that Daniel G. Bush has joined the executive staff of the Directors Guild of America as an Assistant Executive Director. Bush will focus on areas related to representation, contract enforcement and organizing, in a newly-created position designed to enhance the Guild’s efforts in these areas. He will report to Associate National Executive Director/Western Executive Director Bryan Unger.
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files Heads to Theaters
Chris James Thompson's documentary on serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has been picked up by IFC Midnight, the genre label of IFC Films. The film explores Milwaukee and those who knew Dahmer during and after his hidden spree. Recollections from Milwaukee Medical Examiner Jeffrey Jentzen, Police Detective Patrick Kennedy, and neighbor Pamela Bass are interwoven with archival footage and everyday scenes from Dahmer's life, working collectively to disassemble the facade of an ordinary man leading an ordinary existence. The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
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ALF Heads to Sony Animation
The studio has acquired rights to the 1908s television sitcom. ALF (Alien Life Form) revolves around a friendly alien creature who crash landed on Earth and moved in with a suburban family and finds trouble with government forces on his trail, THR reports.
Donald Faison Eyes Kick-Ass 2
Faison is in negotiations to join the sequel of the super-hero pic to play the role of the baseball bat wielding masked character who fights alongside Kick-Ass, Deadline reports.
Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg to Receive Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Honors
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network will fete the Katzenbergs with the Lifetime Achievement Award. White Collar's Matt Bomer and his partner, Slate PR's Simon Halls will take the group's "Inspiration Award" during the October 5th event, THR reports.