Posted: Tue., Sep. 23, 2008, 9:00pm PT
Disney, Fickman ink first-look deal
'Witch' director sets up Oops Doughnuts unit
By Michael Fleming
Entertainment news, movie reviews, awards, festivals, celebrity photos, industry events - VarietyWalt Disney Studios has cut a three-year first-look deal with Andy Fickman who directed "The Game Plan" and recently wrapped "Race to Witch Mountain" for the studio.
Fickman has set up Oops Doughnuts Prods. that will be based on the Disney lot to develop family pics he will direct and produce. Betsy Sullenger is Fickman's producing partner and head of development for Oops Doughnuts.
Fickman expects that his next directing project for Disney will be "Pool Rats," a script he co-wrote with Kathryn Price and Nicole Millard based on his experience coaching a neighborhood league swim team. He and Sullenger will produce with Mayhem partners Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray.