Whedon’s A Goner

Variety reported that Universal Pictures has paid seven figures for Goners, a fantasy thriller spec script Joss Whedon wrote and will direct. Film will be produced by Mary Parent and Scott Stuber. The studio premiered Whedon’s directorial debut, Serenity, on Thursday night at Universal City Walk. Pic opens Sept. 30. Whedon doesn’t give much detail …
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Raven Moon’s Low-Budget Animated Film

Raven Moon Entertainment, Inc. announced today that according to a story written by Alex Armitage and Mike Weiss of Bloomberg News, and published in the September 24, 2005 issue of the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney Co., whose film unit said it will lose money in the fourth quarter, has raised $505 million from investors to …
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The Universe Opens for Film and Music

Film and Music Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the film rights to “Music to Move the Stars” by Jane Hawking. The book centers on the early turbulent life of Stephen and Jane Hawking, of how they met at Oxford, their marriage, his rise to fame and physical decline, her unselfish dedication and support and their subsequent …
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A walk in the shadows

Unified Pictures announced the acquisition of the motion picture screenplay “Beneath the Shadows” which was penned by Anton Pardoe (who wrote and starred in the company’s upcoming release “The Perfect Sleep”). Unified also announced that Jeremy Alter has signed on to direct and produce. “Given the long-standing success of the horror genre, Mr. Pardoe’s unique …
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