It looks like there's a lively election campaign coming -- not Bush vs. Kerry but Petrie vs. Hughes. That would be Dan Petrie Jr. against Eric Hughes for presidency of the WGA West.
Paramount has tapped horror specialist Scott Kosar to pen "The Crazies," a remake of George Romero's horror-thriller set up at Paramount-based Penn Station.
Veteran casting director Mindy Marin has optioned film rights to David Sosnowki's novel "Vamped," set in a world where vampires rule.
Paramount Pictures will honor a pair of security officers Monday for their efforts in helping the LAPD capture a murder suspect this week outside the lot.
Paramount Pictures has sky-high hopes that action spoof "Team America" by "South Park" honchos Trey Parker and Matt Stone can be ready for a pre-election release.
With only a week and a half before contract expiration, Broadway producers and actors have reported progress in negotiations for a new deal.
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped Richard P. Crudo as president for the second consecutive year.
Lynda Obst Prods. has tapped veteran producer and exec Michael Nash as senior VP with responsibility for developing and acquiring projects.
WGA West president Daniel Petrie Jr., appointed to the post three months ago, has decided to seek election in a contest against Eric Hughes.
The Hollywood Film Festival has launched a pair of awards to honor world and European cinema to be presented at its awards ceremonies Oct. 18 at the BevHilton.