The domestic box office is expected to surge back to life this weekend with the arrival of Universal's mobster-cop drama "American Gangster" and DreamWorks Animation's "Bee Movie."
Hollywood's holding its collective breath about a writers strike as prospects for a last-minute deal evaporated.
WGA negotiations have unraveled over the DVD issue -- seriously ratcheting up the chances of a strike.
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Sony's Japanese music arm is partnering with the producers of "High School Musical" for "Lock and Roll Forever," a feature centered on an all-girl Japanese band coming to America.
As might be expected from showbiz writers, the WGA is probably going to push back its deadline.
Casting data released Monday by the Screen Actors Guild offered a mixed picture of improved ethnic minority representation but a decline in the average number of work days per role.
Sales and distribution outfit Lightning Entertainment has launched an expansion of operations via a $20 million fund for acquisitions and co-financing in the independent film arena.
Universal and New Line are joining the chorus of Hollywood players crying foul over the WGA's strike rules.
Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Wynona Ryder will star in drama-comedy "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee," produced by Elevation Filmworks and Plan B Entertainment.
UCLA's Jennifer O'Kieffe won first place in the 52nd annual Samuel Goldwyn writing awards for her script "Sex and Sylvia Plath."
The Teamsters union -- representing more than 4,000 Hollywood drivers, location managers and scouts, casting directors and animal wranglers -- is giving the WGA's strike plans a major boost with a…