A funny thing's happening at Paramount -- new studio president Gail Berman wants to boost its output of comedies. "Comedy, comedy, comedy, comedy," Berman responded Tuesday when asked what kind of…
More than 30,000 L.A.-based technicians and crafts persons have completed training in the entertainment industry's Safety Pass Program, administrators have announced.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed Picture Vision Pictures, a Nashville production house, for filming of a Wal-Mart TV spot after an organizing drive and a brief work…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped Kate Amend to receive its inaugural IDA Award for documentary editing.
Peace has broken out between the WGA West and WGA East, with the two unions agreeing to settle their bitter battle over money and jurisdiction. New presidents Chris Albers and Patric Verrone…
Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg, in his first official communication with members, has pledged the actors union will take a far tougher approach toward the industry.
Making up for a modest domestic launch, "The Legend of Zorro" hit the foreign bull's-eye as the sequel's opening dominated offshore weekend biz with $27 million at 6,140 playdates in 50 foreign…
After sacking CEO Greg Hessinger, what'll SAG do for an encore? Prexy Alan Rosenberg says the ouster of Hessinger and three execs on Oct. 23 simply reflects SAG members wanting the Guild to be more…
Nickelodeon has tapped 14-year-old comedian Lil' JJ for both a feature biopic and a TV pilot. Nick Movies has launched development of the yet-to-be-titled film, based on Lil' JJ's rise to stardom…
Paramount has taken down about a half dozen billboard ads for 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" near Los Angeles area schools in response to parents' complaints that they glorified gangs and…
Florida State University students won two of the four DGA Student Filmmaker Awards for women and minorities.