In the midst of a tough re-election campaign, Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn has announced a $15 million annual incentive program aimed at putting the brakes on runaway production.
Horror should heat up the box office this weekend with DreamWorks launching "The Ring Two" at 3,332 playdates as the latest in a quickly lengthening line of screamfests.
Warner Bros. and Silver Pictures have found their man for "Wonder Woman," tapping "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon to write and direct.
Making a double splash in a single day, Owen Wilson has closed deals to topline and produce a pair of comedy spec scripts sold for seven figures each: "Stalker -- A Love Story" at Paramount and "Me…
Jennifer Aniston has committed to "The Break-Up," joining Vince Vaughn in the Universal Pictures comedy. The studio has set Peyton Reed to direct and earmarked a release date of Feb. 17. Production…
Robert Cort Prods. has tapped German filmmaker Caroline Link ("Nowhere in Africa") to make her English-language debut writing and directing an adaptation of Scott Campbell's novel "Aftermath."
Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe's Accomplice Films has signed a first-look, one-year deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. It's unclear whether it will be based on the Warners' lot.
The leaders of the DGA and WGA West have warned the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences against overhauling its Primetime Emmy telecast.
Sony has bought spec script "This Bill Smith," which Jimmy Miller is producing through Mosaic Media Group and Gold/Miller.
Warner Bros. has bought "Fort Knox," the action-heist pitch by Charles Segars, and set it up with Basil Iwanyk's Thunder Road Films. Iwanyk and Segars will produce, and Segars' producing partner Jeff…
Paramount has snapped up college comedy spec "Senior Week" from Erica Rivinoja, setting it up for John Goldwyn and Lorne Michaels to produce.