Steve Zaillian and Mandate Pictures have bought "Close Far Away," photojournalist Jens Assur's spec thriller. Assur will direct a bigscreen adaptation.
After spending recent weeks blasting AFTRA's deal, SAG's turned its ire back on the majors and accused them of playing favorites.
Overture Films has decided to enroll in "Parent Class," buying a pitch from the scripting team of Toni Kotite and Marty Scott in a preemptive deal and setting it up with James Gibb.
MGM has acquired April Blair's comedy pitch "Still You" and attached Aline Brosh McKenna and "Wild Hogs" director Walt Becker to produce.
Production on troubled indie comedy "Nailed," starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, has remained shut down for a fourth time due to financial problems.
In the union vs. union tragicomedy that has played out in Hollywood, SAG's major beef with the AFTRA contract has been that it does not deliver enough gains for middle-class thesps.
The contract expires June 30, but for Screen Actors Guild honchos, D-Day really arrives on July 8. That's the date when AFTRA ballots -- worded in obtuse legalese guaranteed to confuse even the most…
Writer-director George Gallo will direct Oxymoron Entertainment's first feature, "Middle Men," a comedy chronicling the start of the Internet porn biz.
Ruth Gallo has rejoined the Writers Guild of America East as assistant executive director.
Production of troubled indie comedy "Nailed," starring Jessica Biel and Jake Gyllenhaal, has been shut down for a fourth time due to financial problems.
Raising the stakes in the SAG-AFTRA brawl, Tom Hanks has joined the pro-AFTRA forces in an endorsement of the smaller union's primetime deal.