IATSE prexy Thomas Short has joined the push for early negotiations for the town's writers and actors.
The Screen Actors Guild fired one of its top Latino execs last week, highlighting a continuing problem for the guild with its minority employees.
The American Cinema Editors board of directors has tapped veteran editors John Burnett and Tom Rolf to receive Lifetime Career Achievement Awards.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has tapped "60 Minutes" producer Don Hewitt to receive the union's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Costume Designers Guild has tapped nine nominees for its awards honoring excellence in contemporary and period/fantasy films.
Three relative newcomers and two longtime vets were center stage in nominations for the 55th annual Directors Guild of America awards.
Hollywood publicists have tapped "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" producers Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Gary Goetzman to receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award.
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped 16 cinematographers as nominees in its three TV categories, with NBC and CBS programs taking three nods each.
SAG and AFTRA's top execs have ramped up efforts in recent weeks to lay the groundwork for a merger between the nation's leading performers unions.
It wasn't much of a 90th anniversary but an oddball combination of pics helped salvage 2002 for Paramount.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$11.8M Cumulative:$43.9M Universal Pictures -21.55%
Hercules2Daily:$8.5M Cumulative:$29.8M Paramount Pictures -16.73%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$5.3M Cumulative:$172.5M Fox -20.58%