James Franco ("Spider-Man") will topline "Annapolis" for Disney. Pic was set up at the studio as an untitled pitch from scribe David Collard ("Out of Time") two years ago under then-Disney exec Mark…
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named veteran film producer Amy Lemisch director of the California Film Commission in the wake of tapping a quintet of high-profile appointees to the panel.
Paramount has agreed to handle domestic distribution and partly finance Robert Towne's "Ask the Dust," set to begin lensing this week with Colin Farrell and Salma Hayak starring.
Negotiators for showbiz writers and studios recessed contract talks until Wednesday, following an exchange of proposals Sunday evening. The announcement came at about 9 p.m. PDT Sunday after talks…
Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart have composed theme music and written three original songs for "Alfie," Paramount's remake of the 1966 comedy-drama starring Michael Caine.
MTV and Nickelodeon -- the rowdy siblings of the Paramount family -- are now sitting at the adult table. Long relegated to churning out low-cost pics aimed at young moviegoers, MTV and Nick are being…
The documentary hits just keep coming in the wake of "Bowling for Columbine." The latest success comes from IFC's "Touching the Void," a drama-doc based on Joe Simpson's bestseller about his…
Showbiz writers and studios have agreed to negotiate past the expiration of their three-year contract and will resume talks Sunday morning.
Get ready for a long weekend. Indications are strong that showbiz writers won't have a new deal any time before their current contract expires at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. WGA West prexy Daniel Petrie Jr…
Over five months prior to the Nov. 15 expiration of the current three-year deal, the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists has started prepping for negotiations on its key network code…