August 1, 2008


  • North American rights to Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy," from this year's Cannes Film Festival, have been acquired by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's upstart distribution company Oscilloscope Pictures. The film, starring Michele Williams, will have its theatrical debut in December at New York City's Film Forum. (Indirewire)
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures will distribute the romantic comedy MY LIFE IN RUINS starring Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Harland Williams and Rachel Dratch. Vardalos plays Georgia (Nia Vardalos) who is kind of lost and works as a tour guide showing of the beauty of her native Greece. While opening the eyes of the tourists, she too begins to see things in new ways.
  • Jennifer Lopez will topline Yari Film Group’s romantic comedy "The Governess,". Story centers on a professional thief who, in order to pull off a major bank heist, poses as a nanny to the three unruly children of a wealthy widower. When she starts to fall for the kids and their father, she must decide if she can give up her past for a chance to start over. (Variety)
  • HBO has picked up Liza Palmer's "Conversations With the Fat Girl," a novel about Maggie, who's dealing with the fact that former fellow fat girl Olivia is now less copious and getting hitched to a jerk. Optioned for series development, "Conversations" came to "Rome" exec producer Anne Thomopoulos and Anna Garduno when Garduno attended a panel on chick lit at the West Hollywood Books Fair moderated by Palmer. (Variety)