AFTRA is ramping up a major campaign to organize telepics shot on digital with budgets under $2 million, contending it shares jurisdiction with SAG in the area.
Need proof that independent film is becoming entrenched in Hollywood? Simply check out some of the new leadership at the Directors Guild of America.
John Rando, who won a Tony for his direction of the Broadway musical "Urinetown," has been tapped to make his directorial debut with "Truth & Art" for Intermedia Films and Outlaw Pictures.
Paramount Pictures has tapped the writing team of Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield to script its contempo version of "The Honeymooners."
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed a contract for "Performing As," a reality show produced by Lock and Key Prods.
Citing the need to stablize AFTRA's finances, leaders of the performers' union have assessed each member $50 per year for the next two years along with bumping up the base dues rate by 10% and the…
Robert Cort has promoted execs Scarlett Lacey and Eric Hetzel to VPs of production at his Paramount-based shingle. Shingle has the ability to purchase and develop material with its own resources.
Thesp-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger remained a solid European draw even as the record-breaking heat wave took a toll -- while "Pirates of the Caribbean" raked in impressive B.O. booty.
A serious fight is shaping up over writing for reality TV. The Writers Guild of America, which has virtually no coverage in the booming sector right now, last week signaled the issue of jurisdiction…
Arnold Schwarzenegger's debating skills will be on display next month. Plans for debates among the leading recall candidates began taking shape Thursday with announcements of a Sept. 9 event in Los…
Paramount has decided to take "The Italian Job" out for another spin on Labor Day weekend.