UCLA grad student Tammy Duffy took first prize at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for her screenplay "Cricket." The 49th annual kudos were announced Monday by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., president of the…
Paramount Pictures has signed Richard Linklater to a two-year first-look directing deal. Helmer is prepping for a Nov. 15 start of production on Par's remake of "Bad News Bears," toplined by Billy…
Marcia Gay Harden has been penciled into the lineup for Paramount's remake of "Bad News Bears," starring Billy Bob Thornton and Greg Kinnear.
AFTRA has reached a tentative three-year deal with the networks on a new contract to cover its broadcast members with hikes in health care and retirement contributions.
A package proposal to reform Los Angeles' business tax rules -- including a reduction in fees for production companies and individual artists -- has cleared its first hurdle.
It's been 15 years since the last "Indiana Jones" pic hit screens, but Hollywood's still holding its breath for a fourth incarnation from the Big Three.
The thorny DVD issue isn't going away. In recent deals with the DGA and WGA, the studios averted a collision with writers and directors on the issue of sweetening the 20-year-old residuals formula…
Paramount Pictures and producer Scott Rudin have scared up a deal to remake "The Blob," the 1958 campy horror classic that launched the star of Steve McQueen.
Hollywood union publicists have tapped Julie Andrews to receive the lifetime achievement award in recognition of her career in features, TV and theater.
Paramount Pictures has hired Simon Beaufoy ("The Full Monty") to write romantic comedy "It's Not You, It's Me" for "Elf" producers Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki at their Par-based Guy Walks Into a Bar…