The battle over the SAG-AFTRA merger has heated up with both sides grabbing as much heavy-hitting star power as possible.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura has hired Bruckheimer Films' director of development Eric Howsam as VP of production at his Paramount-based shingle.
Off-lot production activity in Hollywood cooled off considerably during April from the robust levels seen earlier this year as concerns about shooting projects overseas appeared to ease.
The Writers Guild of America's two branches have boosted the cap for their year-old Low Budget Agreement from $750,000 to $1.2 million in order to encourage guild coverage of more indie films.
AFTRA's top exec Greg Hessinger will see a 62% jump in annual salary to $405,270 if the proposed SAG-AFTRA merger goes through.
Soaring health care costs continue to clobber Hollywood's work force with the Directors Guild of America unveiling tightened benefits and eligibility requirements.
You know runaway production has become entrenched when even the head of the Directors Guild of America is shooting in Toronto and Prague. With DGA prexy Martha Coolidge prepping to lense "The Prince…
John and Joan Cusack have stepped out of Paramount's remake of "The Stepford Wives" for family reasons. Matthew Broderick is negotiating to replace him; Bette Midler is set to replace her.
SAG and AFTRA have told their 44,000 dual cardholders that their annual base dues will decline to $125 from $216 if the proposed merger goes through.
The Writers Guild of America West has disclosed a second round of tightened benefits and cost hikes in its health insurance plan, mirroring similar moves by other Hollywood unions in recent months.
The Screen Actors Guild has proclaimed success in its year-old Global Rule One campaign to beef up contract enforcement on productions shot outside the United States and aimed at the U.S. market.