Veteran exec Matt Berenson has come aboard as prexy of Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Films after 2½ years as exec VP of Red Wagon Entertainment.
Ving Rhames will topline and exec produce "Night Train," a long-in-development Sonny Liston biopic with James Woods, Alfre Woodard and Kristanna Loken also expected to star.
Producer Adam Selkowitz and writer-producer Hector Hill have launched production shingle Waterfall Films, aiming to develop and produce low-budget independent features for a family audience.
Warner Bros. has agreed to co-finance "Benjamin Button," Paramount's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story. The agreement calls for Paramount to handle domestic distribution and Warner to…
Talk about a graduation present for Shawn Ku. With Ku due to receive a USC film degree Friday, Warner Bros. has signed him to a deal to develop musical "Dramarama" with the intent to direct the…
Hollywood writers have offered mostly solid support to their leaders amid the recessed negotiations with studios. About 400 members of the Writers Guild of America West attended a low-key but intense…
The DGA has tapped Robert De Niro to receive an award at the Fifth Directors Guild of America Honors on Sept. 29 in Gotham.
With the monthlong news blackout lifted, WGA East president Herb Sargent has given a downbeat view of the state of contract negotiations with studios and nets.
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies have endorsed "Duck for President." Studio and shingle have jointly optioned the book from Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
Hollywood's labor outlook just got a lot nastier. Writers Guild of America negotiations entered the trench warfare stage late last week: Talks broke down May 5 with both sides sniping at each other…