Underlining the worldwide appeal of CG toons, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" torched the competition at the foreign box office with a sizzling $43.4 million weekend launch at 4,553 playdates in 27 markets.
John Lasseter has every right to feel like a rock star. At the Disney annual meeting, shareholders gave him a standing ovation, hailing him as the salvation for everything from feature films to theme…
New Line has acquired remake rights to the Spanish feature franchise "Torrente" and set it up with Chris Bender and JC Spink to produce under their Benderspink shingle. Studio has hired writers Mike…
The Writers Guild of America is using allies in Washington, D.C., to amp up pressure on CBS over its long-stalled contract negotiations. Moves by the WGA come five months after the guild asked the…
New Line Cinema beat out several bidders to acquire screen rights to the Nicci French novel "Land of the Living," with James Ellroy set to write the script. Alexandra Milchan will produce and Joel…
Organizers of the SAG Awards have set key deadlines for next year's 13th annual ceremonies on Jan. 28 at the Shrine Exposition Center. Ballots will be mailed to the 2,000 members of the SAG…
Kustom Entertainment founder Tom Lassally has ankled the management/production firm for a manager-producer slot with 3 Arts Entertainment and his roster of clients and film projects.
A day after receiving strike authorization from members on its live-action basic cable contract, SAG reached a tentative deal on its animation cable contract. SAG said Tuesday that the new 2½-year…
SAG members have strongly backed a strike authorization over the guild's made-for-cable contract -- the first such endorsement since the 2000 commercials contract strike.
"Inside Man" got off to a solid start outside the U.S., but "Pink Panther" stayed in the pink in its third frame as the top draw overseas. Steve Martin laffer pounced on $10.6 million at 4,186…
Pixar will stay Pixar -- at least when it comes to union representation.