Boosted by a strong film slate, Carmike Cinemas has posted second-quarter earnings of $2.2 million compared with a $2.2 million loss in the year-ago period.
More than 150 showrunners have signed a petition blasting the TV Academy's decision to pre-tape eight of the 28 award presentations during the live Primetime Emmycast.
Inside-showbiz tale "Hollywood Car Wash" is headed for the bigscreen as David Foster ("Collateral Damage") and Ryan Heppe have snapped up feature rights to Lori Culwell's debut novel.
Phoenix Pictures has snapped up Troy Nixey's family fantasy "Simple Machines" for Nixey to direct after he has finished shooting "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" this summer.
Will Ferrell and director David Dobkin have departed 20th Century Fox's "Neighborhood Watch."
"Funny People" launched respectably at the top of a moderate weekend box office with $23.4 million.
Matthew Loeb has been re-elected to a four-year term as president of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union that reps more than 110,000 below-the-line showbiz employees.
Hollywood location scouts, managers and assistants have ratified a three-year deal with the showbiz companies covering about 440 employees.
The Writers Guild of America West has gained jurisdiction over the 15 Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the Los Angeles area.
Though most of the attention has gone to "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the family demo plus the attraction of 3-D has kept "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" also sizzling in international…
Both branches of the Writers Guild of America have blasted the TV Academy's decision to pre-tape eight of the 28 award presentations during the live Primetime Emmycast.