With the monthlong news blackout lifted, WGA East president Herb Sargent has given a downbeat view of the state of contract negotiations with studios and nets.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have endorsed "Duck for President." Studio and shingle have jointly optioned the book from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Hollywood's labor outlook just got a lot nastier. Writers Guild of America negotiations entered the trench warfare stage late last week: Talks broke down May 5 with both sides sniping at each other…
Off-lot film production in Los Angeles County generated solid levels of activity in April, jumping 36% from March, while TV production remained robust.
With the monthlong news blackout lifted for a week, the Writers Guild of America has gone on a charm offensive and sought to reassure showbiz that it's not looking to go on strike.
Negotiations between showbiz scribes and studios have turned acrimonious, heightening the possibility of a Writers Guild strike. Bargaining broke off Wednesday after the WGA spurned the companies'…
AFMA's board has extended the contracts of Jean Prewitt as president and CEO and Jonathan Wolf as exec VP and managing director through 2006.
Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin, who ran Crusader Entertainment for Philip Anschutz the past three years, have set up Baldwin Entertainment Group to develop and produce a slate of three films per…
The high-stakes drama over a new writers contract could take a nasty turn today. Negotiations will resume this morning at the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers headquarters in Los…
James Franco ("Spider-Man") will topline "Annapolis" for Disney. Pic was set up at the studio as an untitled pitch from scribe David Collard ("Out of Time") two years ago under then-Disney exec Mark…
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named veteran film producer Amy Lemisch director of the California Film Commission in the wake of tapping a quintet of high-profile appointees to the panel.