Paramount Pictures has tapped Kenneth Branagh to star opposite Tom Cruise in "Mission: Impossible 3." British thesp joins Carrie-Anne Moss and Ving Rhames in the cast of the action franchise sequel.
With the contract clock ticking toward a Sunday expiration, the Writers Guild of America has bared its teeth at the studios. The WGA has opted for a decidedly feisty stance on its key issues of DVD…
Two-time Oscar winner Albert Wolsky has been tapped to receive the Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood costume designer of the year prize.
Members of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild have tapped Gary Dunham as president by a 52%-48% margin over Stephen Lighthill, after a campaign stressing the need for a more confrontational stance on…
Will showbiz scribes get a deal this week and, if not, what chance is there of a strike? Those are the unanswered questions percolating through the town.
Hollywood's labor battles, currently centered on WGA negotiations, are likely to intensify in coming months. The Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters -- which reps studio drivers, location scouts and…
Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures and David Allen's Kismet Entertainment Group are teaming to produce remakes of Mario Bava's "Kidnapped" and "Black Sabbath."
In an attempt at mending fences, Rep. Diane Watson (D-Los Angeles) has invited the Hollywood unions to Washington D.C. for a runaway production confab.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees said it has negotiated a contract for the crew of "The Celestine Prophecy," covering nearly 70 employees.
It's time to break out the aspirin. Writers Guild talks with studios are heading down to the wire, with expiration in just 10 days.
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