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.
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…
"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.
With the first half of 2005 closing out, international box office has remained solid but not spectacular -- particularly when compared with the supercharged 2004 results.
Hollywood's casting directors have cast their lot with the Teamsters -- giving both groups a heftier role at the showbiz bargaining table.
Members of the American Society of Cinematographers have re-elected Richard P. Crudo as president for a third term. Other ASC officers are VPs Owen Roizman, Daryn Okada, and Curtis Clark, treasurer…
Lakeshore Entertainment has offered a salute to "Barking Orders," snapping up Scott Sommer's family comedy spec and setting it up to be produced by chairman-CEO Tom Rosenberg, president Gary Lucchesi…
The American Federation of Musicians has reached a tentative deal with studios and nets to replace the current pact, due to expire Aug. 16. AFM said Thursday that it reached the agreement June 11…