Writers and producers can get along better, but it's a daunting task for both sides. That was the consensus Monday among panelists at AFM seminar "Merging Creativity and Business: the Writer/Producer…
While Paramount Pictures' buyout of Newmarket Entertainment Group is not a done deal, its prospects have brightened. Execs from both companies refused to comment, but the initial round of talks was…
DreamWorks has tapped Jeremy Leven ("The Notebook") to write the robot boxing project "Real Steel" and is in talks with Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines") to direct.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has specialized in docus about native Canadians, to receive its Pioneer Award.
In March, Paramount trumpeted a whole new attitude. The studio was shaking up its exec roster, signing hipper filmmakers and lessening its reliance on sequels and remakes.
George Tillman Jr. is in talks to direct "Six Shooters" for producer Laurence Mark at Columbia. Action adventure pic is based on a spec script by John Enbom.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has won the right to represent animation employees at DPS Film Roman in North Hollywood through the Animation Guild, Local 839.
The Dept. of Labor has ended its supervision of the WGA West's hotly contested presidential election after eight months and officially certified Daniel Petrie Jr. as the winner.
The American Federation of Musicians has reached an agreement with Zomba Recording in which the label will be covered under the federation's sound recording labor agreement for all product recorded…
The Animation Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America West has tapped Jack Mendelsohn to receive its seventh annual Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement.
Who's going to succeed Sherry? Aside from the progress of the presidential election, speculation on Lansing's replacement was the hot topic in Hollywood on Tuesday.