AMC has signed a long-term production agreement with "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman that covers the hit series, upcoming spinoff "Fear the Walking Dead" and episode recap series "Talking Dead," plus another new series in development called "Thief of Thieves." The pact doesn't include "Outcast," a series from Kirkman based on a comic book that will air on Cinemax.
Former DreamWorks Animation producer Kristine Belson is taking on the role of president of Sony Pictures Animation and will report to Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy Pascal. Belson earned an Academy Award nomination for "The Croods" and was an executive producer on "How to Train Your Dragon."
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" took the top spot at the box office over the holiday weekend, bringing in $51.7 million over a four-day span. "The Croods" and "Tyler Perry's Temptation" came in second and third, respectively.
AMC on Oct. 16 will unveil a live "after-show" connected to its "The Walking Dead" series. "Talking Dead" will feature host Chris Hardwick and will include segments with cast members, fans and producers.