The Hollywood Film Festival has set Oct. 18 as the launch date for this year's event at ArcLight Cinemas.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed deals covering below-the-line crew on a pair of low-budget features.
Adrian Loudermilk's Venture Management has optioned a pair of comicbook properties: Sean Kelley McKeever's "The Waiting Place" and Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn's "Firebreather."
Paramount has snapped up "Snow Blind," buying the spec script by scribes Paul Benz and Steve Tomlin and setting the thriller up with Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce.
The tumultuous reign of SAG chief exec Bob Pisano is over. In a vote marked by the same entrenched factionalism that drove away the SAG chief, AFTRA national exec director Greg Hessinger was elected…
Vin Diesel's "The Pacifier" put the chill on John Travolta's "Be Cool" with an estimated $30.2 million at 3,131 playdates, winning the top spot handily at the nation's theaters over the weekend.
If there's a clear loser from the 2005 awards season, it has to be the Century Plaza Hotel. The venue had long been the preferred hosting site for guild kudos events. But it lost four awards shows…
The urge to merge is back at SAG and AFTRA. The performers' unions are about to swap leaders. SAG chief Bob Pisano will leave next month after three-plus tumultuous years, to be replaced by AFTRA…
Comedies will be the key this weekend at the nation's theaters with a pair of high-profile openers: Disney and Spyglass' Vin Diesel starrer "The Pacifier," at 3,131 playdates, squares off against…
Ending a bidding war with DreamWorks and several other studios, Universal is understood to have paid $900,000 against $1.25 million for playwright Stephen Belber's first spec script, "The Power of…