The elevation of Tom Freston as overseer of Paramount Pictures should trigger stepped-up movie output from Nickelodeon and MTV. Both units were long frustrated by a paucity of greenlights from the…
Contract talks for showbiz writers have relaunched amid pessimism that the monthlong stalemate between scribes and companies will be resolved any time soon.
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television has tapped 17 showbiz leaders as members of its new executive board.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed a contract with "The Swan" and Swan Prods. for IATSE representation of below-the-line employees.
Negotiations between showbiz writers and studios will resume next week amid uncertainty over any prospects for a quick conclusion.
Gary Oldman will portray the sadistic warden in the Paramount/Sony remake of "The Longest Yard." Production will begin in July at the Old State Penitentiary in New Mexico, with Peter Segal directing.
Members of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild, which operates as Local 600 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, have split their support in an election for delegates to the IATSE…
Cody Cluff has pleaded no contest to embezzling public funds while he headed the Entertainment Industry Development Corp.
Paramount is bringing out its "Inner Bitch," preemptively buying a comedy pitch from tyro scribe Kara Holden for low against mid-six figures and setting it up at Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet shingle.
Twentieth Century Fox isn't thinking outside the box -- it's breaking into it. Studio has picked up the feature spec "Breaking the Box" from tyro scribe Dan Cutler in a low six-figure deal.
He's a big green box office machine. DreamWorks' "Shrek 2" kickstarted what had been a good-but-not-great summer season with a record-setting explosion, grossing an estimated $104.3 million…