Despite the WGA strike, earnings for writers rose 4% to a record $943 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, reflecting accelerated work on feature scripts.
Underlining Will Smith's worldwide appeal, Sony's "Hancock" ruled a robust international box office with a launch weekend of $78.3 million at 5,444 playdates in 50 markets.
SAG and AFTRA have made competing last-minute appeals to members over AFTRA's primetime deal, with ballots due back Tuesday.
With the town remaining unsettled over a potential strike, the stalemate between SAG and the major studios will stay in place until next week.
Handpicked Films and Tayrona Entertainment have signed Shane West, Cam Gigandet, Val Kilmer, Arielle Kebbel and Eric Balfour for "Silver Cord."
The SAG-AFTRA brawl has split the ranks of Hollywood stars, with neither side able to claim a clear advantage.
Intrepid Pictures has hired veteran indie exec Trina Wyatt as chief operating officer and chief financial office and promoted Anil Kurian to VP of development.
With SAG's feature-primetime contract expiring, the majors turned up the pressure Monday by making the guild a last, best and final offer.
Jonathan Levine's "The Wackness" and James Marsh's "Man on a Wire" have taken the top audience awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Matthew Fox is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.' "Billy Smoke," based on the Oni Press comic about a hit man seeking redemption.
The Screen Actors Guild's feature-primetime contract expires at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, but SAG has attempted to reassure the town by proclaiming it's not going on strike any time soon.
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