In what will bring her a career-best payday near $10 million, Charlize Theron will next star in "Aeon Flux." The Lakeshore Entertainment and Paramount Pictures-financed sci-fi film is based on a…
FCC commissioner Michael Copps, one of Washington, D.C.'s key opponents of media consolidation, has reassured independent filmmakers he will continue to fight on that front.
Karen Constine, director of the California Film Commission for the past four years, has ankled the post in the wake of severe funding cuts.
Scott Rudin has purchased the life rights of the trio of filmmakers who constructed the ultimate tribute movie, "Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation," to develop through his Paramount-based…
Paramount Classics has acquired distribution rights from Filmax Intl. to Brad Anderson's suspenser "The Machinist," starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Directors, actors, writers and other independent film workers engaged in "creative activities" would be exempted from L.A.'s city business tax if a proposal introduced by City Councilwoman Wendy…
John Goldwyn, former Paramount production chief, is launching his career as an independent producer by joining forces with Lorne Michaels on a trio of comedy projects. He's also recruiting Tina Fey…
Richard Propper, chief of documentary distribution specialist Solid Entertainment, has been elected president of the Intl. Documentary Assn.
Casting directors, members of one of the last non-union trades in Hollywood, have started to move toward representation through the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters.
In what promises to be a lively campaign, Gary Dunham and Stephen Lighthill have been nominated for the presidency of the Intl. Cinematographers Guild to succeed retiring longtime chief George Spiro…