Robert Cort Prods. has optioned Pamela Ribon's novel "Why Girls Are Weird" to develop as a romantic comedy, with Ribon penning the screenplay.
Visual effects pioneer Howard A. Anderson Jr. has been tapped to receive the American Society of Cinematographers Presidents Award.
The Directors Guild of America has promoted veteran execs Jon Larson and Louis Zogaib to the posts of assistant executive directors.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and WAD Prods. have agreed to representation by the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees for below-the-line employees.
The Producers Guild of America has tapped "Saturday Night Live" creator and exec producer Lorne Michaels to receive the David Susskind Achievement Award in Television.
The Writers Guild of America West has selected attorney and writer Marshall Goldberg as general counsel to replace Doreen Braverman, who announced her departure in September.
Off-lot feature production activity in Hollywood remained moderate in November, while TV shoots continued at a record-setting pace during the month, according to figures released last week.
Whatever happened to Sony's 1999 agreement giving gross participation to screenwriters?
Jack Valenti brought his anti-piracy campaign Thursday to downtown Los Angeles, a few blocks from where illegal copies of current releases are for sale.
The leaders of the Writers Guild of America have signaled that upcoming negotiations with studios will have a strong focus on improved DVD residuals and health care.
The Cinema Audio Society has tapped seven-time Oscar winner Gary Rydstrom recipient of its 2004 career achievement award.