After two months of taking potshots at each other over finances, the Writers Guild of America branches have achieved a small truce in the nasty battle.
Paramount has set "The Mummy" director Stephen Sommers to write and direct a remake of the 1951 sci-fi film "When Worlds Collide." Sommers will produce with Bob Ducsay, his partner in the Sommers Co.
Fox Filmed Entertainment 2000 has promoted veteran execs Maria Faillace and Rodney Ferrell to VP slots at its Fox 2000 division. Faillace and Ferrell report to Elizabeth Gabler, president of Fox 2000.
After years on slipping on the periphery of Hollywood's consciousness, the issue of runaway production is finally generating some significant traction.
Employees repped by the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees have ratified their first contract with TRO Crewing for sports broadcast work in Arizona.
"The Ring Two" racked up its second straight international box office crown with a solid $14.75 million at 4,245 playdates in 46 territories, salvaging a generally mild frame in overseas markets.
Paramount has tapped Brad Anderson to direct "The Crazies," its remake of George Romero's horror-thriller set up at Paramount-based Penn Station.
Solid but less-than-spectacular performances dominated the foreign box office during the post-Easter period that saw "The Ring Two," "Hitch" and "Robots" generate moderate grosses.
The big question percolating through Hollywood these days, in the wake of Brad Grey and Gail Berman taking over at Paramount, is whether success in TV can translate to filmmaking.
Disney Studios has snapped up a romantic comedy pitch from scribe Kara Holden.
Fox Searchlight has gotten its eye on "The Hills Have Eyes," picking up the remake in turnaround from Dimension Films. Dimension put the project into turnaround recently. Searchlight VP Lawrence Grey…