Matthew Diamond Makes a Move


United Artists has tapped Matthew Diamond, director of Disney Channel’s hit TV movie musical “Camp Rock,” to write and helm Move.

Variety says the studio is keeping quiet on the plot of the dance film, but it’s looking to fast-track the production that Gary Pearl of Pearl Pictures will produce along with Phillip Pierce.

UA is eyeing the project as a way to return it to its roots, when it produced a slate of musical- and dance-based pics, including West Side Story and Fame.

Diamond also has directed episodes of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” “Men in Trees” and NBC’s “Scrubs.”