The proliferation of awards shows, TV docs and celebrity bios like "E! True Hollywood Stories" has given rise to a bitter standoff over the use of film clips.
So far, SpongeBob mania has translated into more than $60 million in domestic B.O for the Nickelodeon toon's first bigscreen outing. But some fans are going to unusual heights to get a piece of their…
Paramount has signed Timothy Hutton to star opposite Queen Latifah and LL Cool J in its remake of "Last Holiday," directed by Wayne Wang. He'll portray the villain Kragen.
Paramount has attached Nicole Kidman to star and Valerie Breiman to script "Wedding Season," a romantic comedy adaptation of the Darcy Cosper novel.
The Producers Guild of America has tapped FX's "Rescue Me" as recipient of its 2005 Visionary Award.
The Intl. Documentary Assn. will present Jonathan Stack and James Brabazon with its Courage Under Fire Award for their film "Liberia: An Uncivil War," produced for the Discovery Times Channel.
Paramount-based Lynda Obst Prods. has tapped John Tantillo VP and Billy Rosenberg director of development. The veteran execs join senior VP Michael Nash to round out the Obst development team.
"Fashionistas" author Lynn Messina found herself temporarily at a loss for words by Tuesday's book launch party at Fenix Restaurant at the Argyle Hotel.
Italian cinematographer Tonino Delli Colli, best known for collaborating with Sergio Leone, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' international achievement award.
About 80 staffers at the Writers Guild of America West will vote next week on whether to unionize with the Intl. Brotherhood of Teamsters. A majority yes vote in the Dec. 8 election would place the…
The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists have set next Monday as the launch for potentially contentious film and TV contract negotiations with studios and…