The Weinstein Co. Acquires North American Rights to Nelson Mandela Biopic

The Weinstein Co. has acquired North American rights to Justin Chadwick’s biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. (THR)

 ‘Up All Night’ Creator Emily Spivey Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV

Spivey has signed a two-year overall deal at 20th Century Fox Television. (DH)

Rep Moves: Verve, Circle of Confusion, WME

A roundup of the latest agency and management rep moves. (SSN)

Exec Shuffle: Discovery Communications, Viacom, Resolution

A comprehensive list of execs on the move in film, TV, cable, management and more. (SSN)

Box Office: ‘Thief’ could steal slow weekend

Universal’s resilient laffer Identity Thief could reclaim the top spot in its third frame. (VAR)

Fox 2000 Acquiring Nicholas Sparks Novel ‘The Longest Ride’ For $5 Million

After spirited bidding from multiple studios, Fox 2000 is wrapping up a deal for The Longest Ride. (DH)

Beyonce pacts with Warner/Chappell

The deal, effective immediately, will cover the pop-R&B star’s future songwriting, including her next album. (VAR)

Oscars: Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman return as presenters

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the coup this morning as the clock ticks down to Sunday’s show. (EW)

Megan Fox Back With Michael Bay For ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

Bay announced via his blog that Megan Fox will star in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (DH)

BBC Releases Jimmy Savile Scandal Probe Transcripts

The BBC released witness statements that were made as part of its review of the decision to drop a news magazine report about sex abuse allegations against late TV host Jimmy Savile. (THR)

From ‘Shawshank’ to ‘Skyfall’, How Master Cinematographer Roger Deakins Got These Ten Shots

Vulture rang up the 63-year-old Brit this weekend to discuss some of the most iconic images he’s produced over his long career. (VUL)

Dina Gachman

In addition to SSN Insider, Dina Gachman's writing has appeared in Forbes, Bustle, The Hairpin, Salon, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her first book, BROKENOMICS, will be published by Seal Press this April. You can find her on Twitter @TheElf26.

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