Taking a step toward serious scrutiny of eased media ownership rules, Columbia U.'s law school has set a daylong public hearing over the FCC's proposed loosening of the regulations for Jan. 16.
Citing the long-term impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Actors Equity reported that earnings for members declined 2.7% in the 2001-02 season to $249.2 million.
Better book now for 2004 and 2005 -- that's the new imperative for studios seeking release dates for tentpole projects.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
SAG has grown uncharacteristly silent lately, fueling speculation that its leaders are again laying groundwork for a merger with AFTRA.
They're an elite group. They make as much as $2 million per gig. In some situations they pull down $250,000 a week. They're courted by superstars. Agents return their phone calls.
Leaders of SAG and AFTRA have pledged strong mutual support as they head into bargaining during 2003 and 2004 but remain vague on the overriding question of merging the nation's top performers unions.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Spike Jones Jr. as producer of its Writers Guild Awards show to be held March 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
A trio of media unions -- the WGA, AFTRA and CWA -- have bashed the FCC's plan to loosen key media ownership rules, asserting the changes will create more problems than they solve.
Reacting to growing health insurance headaches for thesps, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the Motion Picture & Television Fund have launched an emergency financial assistance program for…
Paramount Pictures has tapped Joel Wyman to script the remake of "The Warriors," to be directed by Tony Scott.