Tyro screenwriter Ali Russell has launched feature production banner Elysium Entertainment with a pair of comicbook-based projects -- "The 10th Muse" and an untitled Rob Liefeld vehicle.
A former entertainment industry executive has pleaded no contest to wiretapping his ex-employer, FX, while he was working for two other TV production companies.
Cody Cluff, former head of the Entertainment Industry Development Corp., has been sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay $80,000 for embezzling public funds.
The WGA has set Sept. 29 as the deadline for submissions for the 2004 Writers Guild Television and Radio Awards. To be eligible for entry, scripts must have been produced under the jurisdiction of…
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday issued an executive order mandating cooperative relationships between government agencies and the California Film Commission.
Studios are quietly upping their bets on sports films at a time when Hollywood is supposedly obsessed with the $200 million tentpole blockbusters.
In a deal reflecting Tom Freston's imprint, Paramount Pictures and MTV Films have signed Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine and Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg to a three-year first-look…
Paramount-based Grammnet Prods. has decided to seek power from the ancient god Isis. Shingle, headed by Kelsey Grammer, has acquired tyro scribe Ali Russell's "Isis" pitch in a preemptive low…
As the box office welcomes back higher-profile pics, the main question is how high can "Sky Captain" fly in the fall? Paramount's hoping for a payoff this weekend, after having bailed out from June…
"Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" writer-director Kerry Conran admitted he had serious nerves at Tuesday night's Chinese preem.
Hollywood's writers remain on a rocky road. For the past two weeks, they've been voting in a contentious WGA West presidential contest between appointed incumbent Daniel Petrie Jr. and challenger…