Paramount wants to be "Closed for Christmas," snapping up Craig Doyle's buddy comedy pitch and setting up the project with Mark Waters, Jessica Tuchinsky and Tom Lassally.
Nothing says party time like mashed potatoes in a martini glass, served up with an Amy Grant chaser. Both were on the menu at NBC's fall preview bash Monday, the latest fete in the three-week…
Intl. Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees president Thomas C. Short has been elected as a VP of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO, marking the first time in three decades that the…
Positioning himself as a prime pic player, sitcom guru Norman Lear is teaming with Village Roadshow Pictures to expand Roadshow's overall movie slate with a $115 million investment.
Grant Major has been selected to receive the Hollywood Film Festival's Production Designer of the Year award. The kudo will be presented at the festival's Oct. 24 awards ceremony. Previous recipients…
Leaders of the American Federation of Musicians have re-elected Thomas F. Lee as president for a third consecutive term. Delegates to org's 96th annual convention selected Lee over Ed Ward, former…
Screenwriters Scott Frank and Dan McDermott have qualified as candidates for the eight open seats on the WGA West's board of directors. Frank and McDermott became candidates via member petitions.
Paramount Pictures has signed former Universal production chief Kevin Misher to a three-year, first-look producing deal. Pact commences at the end of this year, after the expiration of Misher's…
Paramount has decided to prepare for a robot takeover, buying film rights to Daniel H. Wilson's "How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion" and setting…
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that hikes the required surety bond for talent agencies to $50,000 from $10,000. Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement Monday that the…
The superheroes of "Fantastic Four" edged the animated animals of "Madagascar" in a moderate weekend at the foreign box office with $22.9 million in 4,971 playdates in 36 territories.