Having first made a prequel to the 1973 blockbuster with Paul Schrader and found it lacking in overt frights, Morgan Creek commissioned a second "Exorcist" prequel with a new cast, a tweaked script…
The board of directors of the Writers Guild of America West has tapped former Guild president Frank Pierson as chair of its Governance Committee, formed to review election procedures in the wake of…
As contract talks between writers and studios move into their second week, the Writers Guild has doused widespread speculation that it's seeking a one-year extension to its current deal.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed a contract with the producers of "Drop Dead Sexy" to cover the below-the-line employees working on the low-budget comedy shooting in…
Justin Lin has come on board to develop and direct boxing drama "Annapolis" for the Walt Disney Co. Project, set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the…
One of the surest indicators of the depth of California's budget crisis is the state's film commission. Even though Arnold Schwarzenegger's been governor since November, the 19-year-old agency…
Laszlo Kovacs has been named Kodak cinematographer-in-residence at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
The B.O. "Passion" has returned, brightening an Easter weekend that saw an opening for "The Alamo" that Disney would like to forget. Newmarket's seventh sesh of "The Passion of the Christ" easily…
There are dozens of hurdles that can derail a film. But Paramount's sci-fi tentpole "A Princess of Mars" is in danger of being knocked off its tracks by one of the most arcane: the DGA's credits…
Robert Rodriguez's resignation from the DGA has jeopardized Paramount's development of its tentpole pic "A Princess of Mars." As a DGA signatory, Par is required to employ only guild directors.