With the monthlong news blackout lifted for a week, the Writers Guild of America has gone on a charm offensive and sought to reassure showbiz that it's not looking to go on strike.
Negotiations between showbiz scribes and studios have turned acrimonious, heightening the possibility of a Writers Guild strike. Bargaining broke off Wednesday after the WGA spurned the companies'…
AFMA's board has extended the contracts of Jean Prewitt as president and CEO and Jonathan Wolf as exec VP and managing director through 2006.
Producers Howard and Karen Baldwin, who ran Crusader Entertainment for Philip Anschutz the past three years, have set up Baldwin Entertainment Group to develop and produce a slate of three films per…
The high-stakes drama over a new writers contract could take a nasty turn today. Negotiations will resume this morning at the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers headquarters in Los…
James Franco ("Spider-Man") will topline "Annapolis" for Disney. Pic was set up at the studio as an untitled pitch from scribe David Collard ("Out of Time") two years ago under then-Disney exec Mark…
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named veteran film producer Amy Lemisch director of the California Film Commission in the wake of tapping a quintet of high-profile appointees to the panel.
Paramount has agreed to handle domestic distribution and partly finance Robert Towne's "Ask the Dust," set to begin lensing this week with Colin Farrell and Salma Hayak starring.
Negotiators for showbiz writers and studios recessed contract talks until Wednesday, following an exchange of proposals Sunday evening. The announcement came at about 9 p.m. PDT Sunday after talks…
Mick Jagger and Dave Stewart have composed theme music and written three original songs for "Alfie," Paramount's remake of the 1966 comedy-drama starring Michael Caine.
MTV and Nickelodeon -- the rowdy siblings of the Paramount family -- are now sitting at the adult table. Long relegated to churning out low-cost pics aimed at young moviegoers, MTV and Nick are being…