Twentieth Century Fox Promotes Emma Watts To Vice Chairman

The veteran production executive will work closely with studio chairman and CEO Stacey Snider. (THR)

STXfilms Options Spec ‘The New Neighbors’ With Leslye Headland Attached To Direct

STX has just optioned the spec The New Neighbors for Leslye Headland to direct. The psychological revenge thriller was co-written by Headland and David Schickle. (DH)

Sony Classics Picks Up Trans Drama ‘A Fantastic Woman’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North America, Australia and New Zealand rights to director Sebastián Lelio’s Spanish-language trans drama A Fantastic Woman from Participant Media. (WRAP)

‘American Idol’ Revival Eyed At… NBC!

Less than a year after its 15-season run ended on Fox, American Idol may be returning to television — on NBC. (TVL)

Jeffrey Godsick To Head Sony Pictures New Branding Division

Sony Pictures Entertainment has formed a new brand management division and promoted Jeffrey Godsick to lead the unit — a move to try to exploit the “long-term branding initiatives” for franchise films. (VAR)

Syfy’s ‘Channel Zero’ To Creep Audiences Out Through At Least Season 4

Syfy has renewed Channel Zero through Season 4, a rather timely renewal considering that perhaps the most infamous Creepypasta creation ever, Slenderman, has been in the news a bit this year. (COLL)

Amy Poehler Is Making A ‘Dark Musical’ About ‘Bob’s Burgers’ John Roberts For HBO

Bob’s Burgers’ John Roberts is set to star in an HBO comedy executive produced by Amy Poehler. Edison, which is described as a “dark musical,” will be based on Roberts’s quaint former life in Edison, New Jersey. (VUL)

Joe Manganiello, Marley Shelton In Talks To Join Dwayne Johnson In ‘Rampage’

Joe Manganiello and Marley Shelton are in negotiations to join Dwayne Johnson in Rampage, New Line’s adventure project based on the 1980s video game. (THR)

 

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