Hollywood's commercials biz has a healthy glow to it for a change. Off-lot production cratered last spring with monthly totals under 300 days due to the one-two punch of a lousy economy and the lure…
Marketing veteran Gerry Rich has emerged as the leading candidate to fill Paramount's top marketing slot, which has been vacant for the past six months since Arthur Cohen exited the post.
Mike Tollin and Brian Robbins have inked a two-year first-look production and distribution deal for their Tollin-Robbins Prods. with Walt Disney Studios, making the Mouse House their official home…
In one of its last pre-negotiation messages to its 8,000 members, the Writers Guild of America West has signaled that a serious fight is shaping up over writing for reality TV and animation.
Off-lot film production activity skidded 32% in Los Angeles in February, suggesting that studios have not started stockpiling for a possible writers strike.
Paramount Pictures is taking a chance on making fun of dance, buying a spec script that spoofs dance movies from Phil Beauman ("Scary Movie") for mid-six figures for Carsey-Werner-Mandebach Films to…
Amid today's battle over Michael Eisner's fate at Disney's shareholder meeting, a coalition of consumer and labor orgs will rally against media monopolies generally and a possible Disney/Comcast…
Paramount Pictures has signed Robert Rodriguez to helm sci-fi adventure-actioner "A Princess of Mars," with an eye to developing a tentpole franchise for the studio.
"Navy SEALS" screenwriter Chuck Pfarrer, a former member of the commando group, is calling for the resignation of WGA West president Charles Holland over ongoing questions about his military…
In a demonstration that nuanced drama can hold its own against bigscreen spectacle, "Mystic River" won an impressive combo of Oscars with Sean Penn for best actor and Tim Robbins for supporting actor.
Honorary Academy Awards recipient Blake Edwards lived up to his rep for broad comedy at Sunday's Oscar ceremonies.