Frankenweenie To Open London Film Festival; Tony Scott Memorial Set For This Weekend: Biz Break

Also in Thursday morning's round up of news briefs, Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock scores a CNN show. For the first time, the Venice Film Festival will screen some of its films via the internet alongside their premieres. And a boxing pic is in the works for a Red Riding Hood actor.

London Film Festival to Open with Tim Burton's Frankenweenie
The 56th BFI London Film Festival will open October 10th with Burton's latest. The European premiere of Frankenweenie, taking place at the Odeon Leicester Square, will screen at 30 screens across the U.K. The festival will also host The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition from October 17 - 21. Tim Burton, Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Landau, Producer Allison Abbate and Executive Producer Don Hahn are expected to attend the festival.

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Tony Scott Memoria to Take Place this Weekend
A private memorial for the British-born filmmaker who died from an apparent suicide last weekend will take place this weekend. A statement from the director's spokesperson said: "Tony Scott will be honoured at a private, family-only ceremony this weekend in Los Angeles. The family will announce plans after Labor Day for a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Mr Scott. Details will be forthcoming once they are formalized," The Guardian reports.

Super Size Me Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Joins CNN
Spurlock's Inside Man series will debut in April 2013 on the network. Along with Anthony Bourdain's new CNN series, Spurlock's show will take the viewer to "fascinating corners of American society," and is expected to air Sunday evenings, Deadline reports.

Venice to Screen 'Horizons' Films to Stream Worldwide
500 "seats" will be available to viewers via the internet to view the films in the Venice Film Festival's Horizons section. Each film in the section, which features 10 features and 13 shorts from new and young filmmakers will be available to the limited audience for $5.25 per film and available for 24 hours starting at 9pm Italian time on the day of the film's screening, Deadline reports.

Red Riding Hood Actor Eyes Boxer Pic
Shiloh Fernandez will portray the five-time world champion Johnny Tapia in biopic Johnny about the five-time world champion boxer. Eddie Alcazar is directing the indie, written by Bettina Gilois, THR reports.