Paramount and Nickelodeon have tapped screenwriter Peter Ackerman ("Ice Age") to pen the script for "Family Jewels," a remake of the 1965 Jerry Lewis comedy.
Paramount Pictures has bought "The Legendary McClouds," a family-adventure spec script from Joe Ballarini, for Nickelodeon and Tollin/Robbins to produce.
SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert and AFTRA president John Connolly have blasted management trustees of SAG's health and pension plan for opposing the unions' desire to merge the SAG and AFTRA plans.
Paramount Pictures has purchased film rights to "Night Witches: The Amazing Story of Russian Women Pilots in World War II," by British author Bruce Myles.
Hollywood's union animators have ratified a three-year contract with studios, with 96% backing the deal.
Management trustees of the Screen Actors Guild's health and pension plans have concluded the proposed combination of SAG's plan with AFTRA's won't benefit thesps.
Paramount Pictures has acquired the English-language remake rights to Italian comedy "Tre Moglie" (Three Wives) for Tollin/Robbins to produce.
Campaigning has intensified over the proposed SAG-AFTRA merger, with both sides stepping up activity prior to 175,000 ballots going out June 9.
It turns out agents and execs are right about the record number of scripts forming slush piles all over Hollywood. In fact, one warehouse has more than a quarter-million of them.
Directors Guild of America president Martha Coolidge has become the latest high-profile Hollywood player to endorse the SAG-AFTRA merger, although the DGA has not taken an official position.
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