The Producers Guild of America has tapped Hawk Koch for its Charles FitzSimons award for extraordinary service on behalf of the PGA.
Paramount Pictures has signed veteran production exec Michael Aguilar and scribe Dean Georgaris to a two-year, first-look production deal.
Jon Berg and Todd Komarnicki, partners at the Guy Walks Into a Bar film/TV production shingle, have sold corporate comedy feature pitch "The Retreat" to New Line.
Helen Hunt has endorsed the proposed SAG-AFTRA "consolidation-and-affiliation" plan and said her name was used improperly as backing a no vote.
Billy Jack is on the way back. Tom Laughlin, who portrayed the quiet loner in three indie films he directed in the 1970s, is prepping " 'Billy Jack' Laughlin for President" as a doc-fiction combo to…
Roberta Reardon has been elected president of AFTRA's New York local, succeeding Anne Gartlan, who won for first VP.
Showbiz employment in Los Angeles County will see a mild uptick through the rest of this year and 2004, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has predicted.
Filmmaker Gary Ross is in final negotiations to direct "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" for Paramount Pictures.
Paramount and Nickelodeon have tapped David Berenbaum ("Elf," "Haunted Mansion") to pen family-adventure "Arthur Spiderwick's Guide to the Fantastic World Around You."
The Illinois Legislature has approved wage-based incentive legislation designed to encourage more film and television production.
In a last-minute shot prior to today's expected easing of media ownership rules, the Writers Guild of America West has questioned the veracity of how congloms count independent producers.