Hollywood union publicists have tapped producer Sid Ganis, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, to receive a lifetime achievement award.
Fox Searchlight's offbeat family comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" and ThinkFilm's drug-addiction drama "Half Nelson" picked up five nominations each to lead all contenders for the 2007 Independent…
The Writers Guild of America is going to make Hollywood worry about a strike for the next year. The guild's leaders have spurned an industry proposal to launch negotiations in January. Instead…
Contrafilm partners Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson have promoted exec Lisa Zambri to the VP slot at their shingle. Zambri started her career four years ago at Contrafilm and has worked on "The Exorcism…
Leaders of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild have decided against backing an effort to investigate the legality of foreign government film and TV subsidies designed to attract American productions.
Jeff Margolis has been tapped exec producer of the 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards, returning to a slot he's filled since the 1999 edition.
Dominating international business, "Casino Royale" broke the bank at the overseas box office with $66.2 million at 6,600 playdates in 50 markets.
New Line Cinema has hired Ericson Core ("Invincible") to direct "Conrail," produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson's Contrafilm. Mini-major's been developing the project since obtaining life rights…
When "Casino Royale" had a socko global day-and-date launch on Nov. 17, Russia and India were responsible for more than $8 million of the $43 million opening weekend gross overseas.
Arclight Films (“Bobby”) has bought police thriller spec “The Last Beat” by tyro scribe Harbor Peoples and set it up with Tucker Tooley, Jake Weiner, JC Spink and Chris Bender. Story centers on a…
Warner Bros. Benelux has acquired distribution rights to four New Line features - "The Golden Compass," "Hairspray," "Inkheart" and "Journey 3D" -- in Holland and Belgium. The deal's the first time…