AFTRA and the majors are launching their second week of primetime negotiations today with no fanfare and SAG still stewing on the sidelines.
Is the love affair between the major studios and their niche divisions officially over?
One down, a dozen or so to go. "Iron Man" kicked off the summer tentpole season in foreign markets in socko fashion, launching with more than $98 million in its opening frame and adding another $25…
Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster will topline sci-fi thriller "Pandorum," with Constantin Film financing and Overture Films releasing domestically.
Arclight Films Intl. has acquired Conquistador Worldwide Media and tapped Pascal Borno as its new president of sales and acquisitions.
With SAG pushed to the sidelines until the end of the month, the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists and the majors have held two days of news-free negotiations.
The Directors Guild of America has promoted veteran exec Jon Larson to the newly created position of associate Western exec director.
Senator Entertainment has greenlit Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Unthinkable" with Gregor Jordan ("The Informers") attached to direct with production starting Sept. 2 in Michigan.
Warner Bros. tentpole "Speed Racer" gets the green light this weekend but may very well finish behind the second week of "Iron Man."
Myriad Pictures will be producing, financing and handling worldwide sales for the horror film "Drive the Night," written and to be directed by Bill Bennett.
Warner Bros. has discovered a way to deal with the specialty film business -- it's staying away from it.