IATSE and the majors have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement after nine negotiating sessions -- making for the sixth such accord reached by the congloms this year.
In a move echoing the bitter disputes surrounding the 100-day WGA strike, the Writers Guild of America West has accused the congloms of failing to comply with the guild's 8-month-old contract.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has promoted Christopher de Haan to national director of communications.
Warner Bros. has snapped up "The Days Before," a sci-fi action spec by tyro scribe Chad St. John, and set up the project with Gianni Nunnari ("300") at his Hollywood Gang shingle.
Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures has gotten into gear for "Gearhead," buying the film rights to the graphic novel.
The Motion Picture Editors Guild has tapped Thomas C. Short, who recently retired as president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, as the recipient of its Fellowship and Service…
The Producers Guild of America has tapped Participant Media topper Jeff Skoll to receive its Visionary Award.
Overture Films has signed a two-year first-look deal with Crescendo Prods., headed by Don Cheadle, Lenore Zerman and Kay Liberman.
McG will receive the Kodak filmmaker of the year nod at the 2008 CineAsia convention.
James Bond remained ruler of the foreign box office, as "Quantum of Solace" again dominated the weekend, gunning down $56.1 million at 10,460 playdates in 67 markets.
Efforts by a federal mediator to break apart the contract stalemate between SAG and the majors have led to a face-to-face meeting Thursday -- the first such confab between the two side in over four…
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