Writers Guild of America West president Patric Verrone has issued an upbeat assessment of the guild's organizing efforts, citing gains in cable and new media.
The heavy hitters have come out in favor of ratifying SAG's deal -- including Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Sally Field and Tom Hanks.
With its settings almost entirely in Europe, "Angels and Demons" has wound up showing far greater traction among moviegoers outside the United States.
Though the endless saga over SAG's internal battles has caused Hollywood's eyes to glaze over, the guild may be about to turn a corner toward moderation.
Halfway through a heated battle over contract ratification voting, Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg remains convinced that the deal's headed for a defeat.
Amid sky-high expectations, "Up" should live up to its title as the latest in the long line of Disney/Pixar toon successes.
After launching in past years with major-studio releases, the Los Angeles Film Festival has selected "Paper Man" as its opening-night pic June 18.
Five months after Lionsgate swooped in to buy TV Guide Network out from under him, media investor Allen Shapiro is back in the picture with a big stake in the cabler.
The Writers Guild of America West will file claims against RHI Entertainment and Larry Levinson Prods. for allegedly failing to pay residuals to dozens of scribes for their work on TV movies.
Praisery 42 West has tapped interactive marketing specialist Bladimiar Norman as head of its digital marketing and communications division.
The Los Angeles Film Festival will host the U.S. premiere for DreamWorks and Paramount's "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" on June 22, two days before the theatrical release.