The WGA clearly wants to send a signal. The guild has formulated strike rules that would impose an exceptionally aggressive stance on its 12,000 members.
Joe Drake, newly anointed co-COO of Lionsgate and prexy of the company's motion picture group, still starts his days the same way.
At first glance, the ascension of Troma topper Lloyd Kaufman to chairman of the Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA) might seem a little offbeat, to put it mildly.
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Sanaa Lathan and Matthew Broderick are starring in indie feature "Wonderful World," with Matt Leutwyler and Miranda Bailey producing.
Citing the need for unity at upcoming negotiations, more than 240 supporters of a SAG-AFTRA merger have launched a PR campaign to revive the push to combine the performers unions.
With a November WGA strike becoming a more distinct possibility, studios have started putting the hiring squeeze on scribes.
Kevin Pollak's Red Bird Cinema is putting a Sugar Ray Leonard biopic into development, with production expected to start early next year.
Michael Cera and Kat Dennings are attached to star in Mandate Pictures' "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist." Sony Pictures will distribute worldwide.
The harsh rhetoric surrounding the WGA negotiations plus the guild's recent move to seek strike authorization have convinced execs that the threat of a Nov. 1 strike may be very real.
Paz Vega and Jamie King have joined the cast of "Will Eisner's The Spirit," co-produced by Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment.
Who will blink first? That's the key question, with negotiations between union writers and employers virtually stagnant while an Oct. 31 contract expiration looms.