Los Angeles County saw solid levels of off-lot film production in October, up 18% from a year ago, while TV production remained on a red-hot pace fueled by reality TV.
Paramount Pictures is in negotiations with British director Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Supremacy") to helm vigilante action-adventure "The Watchmen," with Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin producing.
Can Martian invaders destroy New Jersey and New York on schedule and within budget? Hollywood's about to find out. In the latest risky adventure in high-budget filmmaking, Steven Spielberg has…
Don't ask Bob Daly how to run Hollywood, at least not yet. "I decided when I left Warner Bros. not to give advice about how to run these companies," Daly says. "I always hated it when I was there and…
Paramount has signed "Six Feet Under" scribe and co-exec producer Jill Soloway to adapt "Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities," which John Goldwyn is developing.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has selected Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" and Briski and Ross Kauffman's "Born Into Brothels" to share its top feature award.
Paramount Pictures is on a "Mean Streak," pre-emptively buying a comedy pitch from "Shrek 2" writers J. David Stem and David N. Weiss for Guy Walks Into a Bar partners Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki to…
The L.A. City Council unanimously approved a reform of the city's business tax that will exempt most independent screenwriters and producers from paying taxes on their showbiz earnings.
The Producers Guild of America has tapped DreamWorks topper Jeffrey Katzenberg, producers Laura Ziskin and John Wells, and Yahoo! chief Terry Semel for its honorary awards.
In a rebuke to the WGA's negotiating strategy of "patience and discipline," 14 members of the guild's negotiating committee have announced formation of a new group to press for a more assertive…