The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has presented a quintet of screenwriting awards for works written in its 2003-04 Professional Program in Screenwriting.
Paramount and Lorenzo di Bonaventura have tapped Michael Tolkin to adapt "Paranoia," Joseph Finder's tale of corporate espionage.
SAG and AFTRA have issued strong statements of support for Actors' Equity as contract negotiations between Broadway producers and stage actors go down to the wire with a Sunday expiration.
Screenwriters Dennis Feldman and Carl Gottlieb have been cleared to run for the VP slot at the Writers Guild of America West by the org's nominating committee.
AFTRA Los Angeles president Marvin Kaplan led actor candidates in voting for national board and Los Angeles board seats.
Paramount has tapped Owen Wilson to topline romantic drama "The Smoker" opposite Natalie Portman. Project is based on David Schickler's short story, published in the New Yorker magazine's 2000 summer…
Negotiations between studio drivers repped by Teamsters Local 399 and producers have recessed for several weeks after three days of bargaining.
It looks like there's a lively election campaign coming -- not Bush vs. Kerry but Petrie vs. Hughes. That would be Dan Petrie Jr. against Eric Hughes for presidency of the WGA West.
Paramount has tapped horror specialist Scott Kosar to pen "The Crazies," a remake of George Romero's horror-thriller set up at Paramount-based Penn Station.
Veteran casting director Mindy Marin has optioned film rights to David Sosnowki's novel "Vamped," set in a world where vampires rule.
Paramount Pictures will honor a pair of security officers Monday for their efforts in helping the LAPD capture a murder suspect this week outside the lot.