The Writers Guild of America West board has unanimously voted to join the National Coalition on Health Care, following recent moves by other showbiz orgs: DGA, SAG, AMPTP, MPAA and AFTRA.
"SpongeBob SquarePants" creator Stephen Hillenburg has been tapped as winner of the Statue Award from the Princess Grace Foundation.
Seeking to dispel the image of actors as limo-riding superstars, Screen Actors Guild prexy Melissa Gilbert has pledged she will seek a higher profile on labor issues for the org's 98,000 members.
Paramount Pictures is banking on John Woo to direct "Paycheck." The helmer is in negotiations to direct the futuristic tale of a man who can't remember what he has done for the past two years.
The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists plans to keep all 33 of its U.S. offices open despite a significant reduction in funding from the Screen Actors Guild for many of the locations.
The Screen Actors Guild has proclaimed solidarity with its Canadian counterparts in its 5-month-old effort to beef up its contract enforcement on productions shot outside the United States.
The elected leaders of the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists have taken a key step toward resolving sticky jurisdictional issues with the Screen Actors Guild.
Warner Bros Pictures has paid high-six figures to option the spec script "A Private's Life" for WB-based producer John Wells to produce.
When "Jackass the Movie" opens Oct. 25, it will again test the synergistic relationship between MTV Films and its corporate parent Paramount.
SAG's national board has tapped Noah Wyle as Guild spokesman to the National Coalition on Health Care as part of SAG's move to join the NCHC.
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$255.2M Disney 26.88%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$148.5M Paramount Pictures 28.38%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.5M Cumulative:$18.5M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.30%