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…
Gold Circle, the company that financed "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," has just delivered a startling proposal to top talent agencies: Bring us your top talent, defer their usual hefty upfront fees, and…
The Writers Guild of America has awarded its top screenwriting awards to a pair of quirky contempo comedies, tapping Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman for "American Splendor" and Sofia Coppola…
By a four-to-one ratio, the joint SAG-AFTRA national board has endorsed the one-year extension agreement reached between the two unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers.