In the news:
Ben Affleck has John Hamm and Rebecca Hall set up to be his costars in his next movie, which he will also be writing and directing.
Richard Linklater has a new project in mind.
A big time spec script has been fast tracked, but without its original A list stars.
The director of P.S. I Love You (among other, much better, things) has a new gig set up.
Hollywood may make the movies, but the state of California will now be getting involved as well, to some degree.