The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has announced that sixth VP Michael J. Sullivan, who has specialized in gaining IATSE representation for traveling shows, has retired after seven…
Southern California accounted for about $1.26 billion of 2003's $3.5 billion in advertising production, while offshore locations have become a significant draw with $768 million spent, an industry…
Paramount Pictures has tapped Jude Law to topline "Dexterity," a romance that's been in development for more than a decade. Karen Croner, who wrote "One True Thing," is scripting the adaptation of…
Paramount Pictures reached a deal with Killer Films and Wells Prods. to produce writer-director Todd Haynes' next feature, a film about the life of Bob Dylan. Haynes is currently scripting the…
Underlining its commitment to press for improved DVD residuals, the Writers Guild of America West has asked members to take note of the soaring popularity of DVD sales for hit TV shows.
Attempting to improve the image of the "Film By" credit and defuse a long-running controversy, the DGA has offered to ban most first-time directors from receiving the credit on films.
Adrian Loudermilk, a former lit manager at Bondesen-Graup, has formed Venture Management for feature and TV writers and directors.
Reflecting the ongoing negative impact of runaway production and piracy, Hollywood showbiz jobs will decline by 2,500 this year to 111,100 and another 1,500 slots in 2005, according to a Los Angeles…
Longtime Paramount exec Michelle Manning has stepped down as co-prexy of the motion picture group and will segue to an exclusive producing deal with the studio.
Same time next year: That's the message from actors and the major TV and film studios. In a surprise announcement Sunday, SAG and AFTRA said they were considering a proposal by studios to extend, by…
"Against the Ropes," the only film held back due to the beginning of the Iraq war last year, will finally unspool Feb. 20 -- nearly a year after its planned release.