The Costume Designers Guild has selected Dustin Hoffman as its first recipient of the Distinguished Actor Award.
Local feature production remained steady during January as off-lot activity in Los Angeles more than doubled from the same period in 2002.
The Directors Guild of America has included the late John Frankenheimer among its nominees for directorial achievement in 2002 TV.
The Writers Guild of America West board of directors has selected Mel Brooks as this year's recipient of the Screen Laurel Award.
Authorities have charged legendary music producer Phil Spector with murder in the shooting death of a woman at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Alhambra.
SAG is warning members not to expect a favorite awards-season perk -- free admission to movies up for awards.
Veteran producer Lynda Obst has formed an alliance with producer Michael Besman ("About Schmidt") at her Paramount-based shingle and reupped her deal with the studio.
Magnet Communications has named PR/marketing vet Lou Casale as senior VP and general manager of its Los Angeles office.
Paramount has pulled its trailer for "The Core," which shows the Space Shuttle in jeopardy, but the studio is holding to its March 28 release date for the sci-fi thriller.
The American Cinema Editors has selected author Michael Ondaatje to receive the Robert Wise Award for his recent book "The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film."
Hollywood is about to find out just how much clout it has in Sacramento. With the state of California facing a deficit of $26 billion, funding for the Film California First incentive program is…