Six weeks after "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" launched worldwide, the saga previewed impressively in Japan with a record-setting $4.59 million at 736 on Tuesday.
The National Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians has reached a six-year deal with ABC that gives the union jurisdiction over most ESPN sports presentations when broadcast over the ABC…
Former Screen Actors Guild President Kathleen Nolan has been selected to receive the Hollywood Division's Ralph Morgan Award for service to the members.
Chris Albers and Richard Wesley have been tapped as the nominees for a two-year term as president of the Writers Guild of America East. The winner will succeed Warren Leight, who became president…
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees announced it has unionized the crew of the National Lampoon Clubhouse film "Trick or Treat" under a low-budget IATSE agreement. The deal was reached…
Paramount is taking a hard look at "Don't Look Now," setting up a remake of Nicolas Roeg's 1973 psychological thriller with Mark Gordon. Andrea Berloff has been tapped to pen an updated version of…
Public relations execs Steve Rubin and Michael Saltzman have launched PR Planet as a full-service entertainment publicity firm. Based in Beverly Hills, the firm will offer national campaigns, writing…
Los Angeles-based Avatar has ponied up a low-six-figure sum to acquire sci-fi action-thriller spec "Lifers" by tyro writing team Luke Borghi and Bart Rachmil.
Mandalay Sports Action Entertainment, an affiliate of Mandalay Pictures, has announced a partnership with Lone Runner Entertainment to develop and produce TV and feature projects.
"Batman Begins" showed staying power in a mostly moderate overseas market as its sophomore session grossed $26.7 million at 8,350 playdates in 85 territories.
Paramount Classics and MTV Films have started production in Vancouver on psychological thriller "Beneath." Nora Zehetner ("Brick") and Matthew Settle ("Into the West") star.