With the resumption of SAG negotiations looming, the American Federation of Television & Radio Arists and the majors have continued to move forward toward a primetime deal.
Production of "Nailed," starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been shut down for a second time due to financial problems as below-the-line crews refused to work Thursday.
Hollywood is bowing down to "Prince Caspian." Disney's sequel to 2005 hit "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" bows at 3,929 playdates domestically with no films opening…
Christian Slater and Cuba Gooding Jr. are toplining Nu Image/Millennium Films' action/comedy "Lies & Illusions."
Veteran director Joe Dante will helm indie horror project "Bat Out of Hell" for Parallel Zide and VooDoo Prods.
In a move that may slightly ease Hollywood's strike fears, SAG's decided it will be ready to resume bargaining with the majors in two weeks -- or sooner, if possible.
Even as outside funding for Hollywood films has been undergoing a belt tightening, Alcon Entertainment has raised $550 million in private funding and extended its deal with Warner Bros.
Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired "Surfer Dude," starring Matthew McConaughey, and plans to launch the comedy theatrically late this summer followed by a homevid release.
With a U.S. Supreme Court hearing due to take place later this week, SAG and its former director of affirmative action have reached a settlement on a long-running legal dispute.
AFTRA and the majors have kept their primetime contract negotiations under the radar while the Screen Actors Guild still waits in the wings.
Nicolas Cage will star in an updated version of 1992's "Bad Lieutenant" with Werner Herzog directing, Edward R. Pressman producing and Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films financing.