The Writers Guild of America West has cut at least a dozen of its 185 employees as a result of an operating deficit of more than $2 million.
Summit Entertainment has acquired rights to thriller "Golden Gate," with Tommy O'Haver directing from Charles Bohl's screenplay.
There are no tax credits in there yet, but the Los Angeles City Council has approved a package of incentives aimed at keeping film and TV productions in Los Angeles.
Lionsgate has acquired feature rights to the stage play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" and signed video director Nzingha Stewart to helm from her screenplay…
Producers B. Swibel and Barrett Stuart have optioned feature rights to Anthony Papa's prison memoir, "15 to Life," and have tapped Mike Jones to adapt.
"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson is in talks to star in Summit Entertainment's romance-drama "Memoirs."
SAG hardliners are calling on the federal government to investigate the alleged antitrust practices of entertainment industry congloms.
Filmmaker Shana Feste has been hired by 2S Films to adapt the novel "You're Not You," with 2S co-founders Hilary Swank and Molly Smith producing along with Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan.
Madison Avenue still faces the threat of an actors strike against commercial producers, but for now SAG and AFTRA are putting the breaks on their plan to seek a strike authorization vote from members.
Jon Hamm rounds out the cast for "Howl," the indie feature about the obscenity trial centering on Allen Ginsberg's famed poem.
Nick Cassavetes has signed on to helm the conservation-themed drama "Peaceable Kingdom" for New Line.