The Directors Guild of America has tapped Julie Delpy, Swoosie Kurtz, Jude Law, Mike Nichols, Martin Scorsese and Oprah Winfrey as presenters at the DGA Honors Sept. 29 at the Waldorf-Astoria.
Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group has promoted Richard Fowkes to exec VP in charge of business affairs.
The American Society of Cinematographers has tapped Panavision co-founder and cinematographer Richard Moore for the Presidents Award.
The Hollywood Film Festival will honor Michael Mann with its Hollywood Director of the Year Award on Oct. 18.
Valhalla Motion Pictures chief Gale Anne Hurd has promoted Stephen Tao to the post of senior VP, production/ development, and named Stephen Emery VP of production/development.
Paramount has tapped Gren Wells to script the romantic comedy "How to Tell He's Not the One in 10 Days," the sequel to "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," for producers Lynda Obst and Christine Peters.
The California Film Commission Board has tapped Paramount exec Chris Essel as chair for a seventh one-year term and selected Danny DeVito as vice chair.
Los Angeles County saw solid levels of off-lot film production in the summer, up 30% from a year ago, while TV production remained on a red-hot pace fueled by reality TV.
The undead were anything but at the box office as the debut of Sony/Screen Gems' zombie sequel "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" dominated the weekend with $23.7 million at 3,284 playdates.
That was a small sigh of relief you heard last week. Breaking its news blackout for an instant on Sept. 6, the Directors Guild of America said it had achieved progress after two weeks of negotiations…