Dustin Hoffman has signed on to round out the cast of the Mandate Pictures comedy "Stranger Than Fiction," which stars Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah.
Sarah Jessica Parker is poised to join Matthew McConaughey in "Failure to Launch," a Paramount Pictures comedy to be directed by Tom Dey ("Shanghai Noon") and produced by Scott Rudin. Production…
Casting directors have called off strike plans and opted instead to hold an election over authorizing the Teamsters union as their official representative. Neither side commented on the agreement…
Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have signed Sean "Puffy" Combs to develop a heist action-comedy as a starring vehicle for the music mogul.
Veteran exec Mark Bakshi has been promoted to president of feature production management for Paramount Pictures, succeeding the retiring Fred Gallo.
Richard J. Bressler will leave his slots as Viacom's CFO and senior exec VP as soon as a replacement can be found. Bressler, 46, also once held top posts at Time Warner.
TV and feature scribe Don Payne has been tapped to receive the Writers Guild of America's Paul Selvin Award for his "Fraudcast News" episode of "The Simpsons."
Warner Bros. and Dark Castle, the Joel Silver/Robert Zemeckis horror shingle, have tapped James Cox ("Wonderland") to helm supernatural thriller "The Reaping." Story is centered on a woman who…
Robert Cort Prods. is going with "My Girls," making a preemptive purchase of Kara Holden's romantic comedy pitch. "My Girls" centers on a strict school principal whose quiet, conservative fiancee…
The Art Directors Guild & Scenic Title and Graphic Artists, which operates as Local 800 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, has held elections to its councils and board of directors.
Directors love giving advice to colleagues. The five finalists for the DGA's top feature award dispensed nuggets of wisdom Saturday morning to a capacity crowd at the guild's 14th annual three-hour…