WGA West prexy Victoria Riskin has offered an optimistic outlook for what are expected to be rocky negotiations while warning that the studios will plead poverty.
Screenwriter Garner Simmons has asked California Labor Commissioner Arthur Lujan to intervene in his complaint against the WGA West over its refusal to arbitrate his claim of a writing credit on…
Get out of the way of "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." With New Line's trilogy capper amassing $270 million in foreign markets in its first dozen days, avoiding head-to-head…
Third time's the charm for helmer Peter Jackson. The final installment of New Line's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy has turned even more golden than its two predecessors in its tour around the world.
Writers and studios are on a collision course over the red-hot DVD market. The Writers Guild of America, responding to rising ire among members over their slim slice of the revenue pie, has elevated…
Leaders of Actors' Equity have approved proposals for contract negotiations with the University Resident Theater Assn. in what will be a precursor to upcoming talks with Broadway producers.
Even as winter starts, there's a sunny outlook worldwide for "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." Peter Jackson's finale of the "Rings" trilogy has already shown potent drawing power in…
The publicists of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild have tapped Clint Eastwood for a lifetime achievement award, to be presented at the 41st annual Publicists Awards Feb. 27 at the Beverly Hilton…
Two Los Angeles men have reimbursed nearly $250,000 they embezzled by participating in "sham" recording sessions during the past five years.
Paramount Pictures has tapped veteran producer Donald De Line to succeed John Goldwyn in its top production post in a three-year deal. De Line, whose appointment is effective Jan. 5, will report to…