– DreamWorks Animation may distribute movies themselves once their distribution deal with Paramount expires in 2012 although it is reported that CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has yet not made a decision.
– Warner Bros. will release Aim High, the first social series, on Facebook, October 18. The series will allow viewers to integrate themselves into show via their Facebook profiles in the form of their photo on a poster or name in graffiti.
– Netflix is used by 35% of Americans at least once a month. This is good news for the company in a month riddled with missteps and rapidly declining stock price.
– The cast that started it all will reunite April 6 of next year for a very American Reunion. As the years moved on since their first dalliance with fame many of the cast have had mixed luck outside the billion dollar franchise as highlighted by the difference in fees each cast member will be receiving for their fourth outing.
– Saul Zaentz, producer of The English Patient, is suing Miramax and its former parent company Disney for $20 million in profits from the hit drama that swept the Academy Awards in 1996 and made over $300 million at the box office.
– Holly Madison, the former playboy cover girl, has had her breasts insured by Lloyds of London for $1 million saying, “They’re my primary money makers right now.”
– Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark begins its next chapter of woes with the arbitration hearing of ousted director Julie Taymor. In her claim she says she is owed $500,000 in royalties from the show since the show began preivew performances on November 28.
– Chris Carter, the creator of X-Files, is set to return to the small screen after several years away with a new female-lead cop thriller with a suprnatural element titled Unique.
– New Line has tapped the director of the Glee 3D to direct the new Mortal Kombat movie they plan to produce next year in line for a 2013 release.
– Stephen King is writing a sequel to his 1977 horror classic The Shining titled Dr Sleep.
– GetGlue, an entertainment based social networking site, has partnered with DirecTV to make checking in to the social networking site easier via on-screen controls and iPhone and iPad apps.