Showbiz employment in Los Angeles County will increase modestly this year after declining last year to 132,400 jobs.
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have lined up indie biopic "Lovelace" as their second directing gig.
Ken Howard, who in September became the 24th president of the Screen Actors Guild, is finding that his already-full schedule has expanded exponentially.
Edward Albee has been tapped by the WGA East as recipient of its Evelyn F. Burkey Award.
National Geographic Films has made it official and tapped former Miramax president Daniel Battsek as its new president, starting March 15.
Eric Eisner's L+E Pictures has acquired feature rights to Shmu-el Segev's "Alone in Damascus," which recounts the story of Israeli spy Eli Cohen.
While New York and California struggle with budget problems, the outlook appears sunny for the film production incentive programs in both states.
Summit Entertainment has acquired feature rights to zombie romancer "Warm Bodies" and tapped Jonathan Levine to write and direct.
StudioCanal and Abandon Pictures are in advanced talks to team up again for a remake of the 1975 romantic comedy "Le Sauvage."
Larry David will receive the guild's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel award for television.
The Film Department has bought "True Memoirs of an International Assassin," an action-comedy penned by Jeff Morris.