The Screen Actors Guild has tapped Charles Durning as recipient of its lifetime achievement award.
With studio accounting practices in the spotlight during contract negotiations, a ruling last week by a federal judge could become grist for the Hollywood guilds.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has moved forward on its attempt to become a direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
Members of the union repping Hollywood script supervisors have voted in a new president in a federally supervised re-run of last December's election.
"The Bourne Ultimatum" stayed on target overseas, dominating the international B.O. with $13 million from 48 markets in a mild weekend.
TV writer-producer Michael Winship has been tapped as president of the Writers Guild of America East for a two-year term.
Troma Studios topper Lloyd Kaufman has been tapped as chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance for a two-year term.
SAG president Alan Rosenberg has won a narrow victory over Seymour Cassel, topping the veteran indie actor by 710 votes for a second two-year term as head of the 120,000-member thesp union.
The Directors Guild of America is waiting in the wings should contract negotiations with showbiz scribes remain unproductive.
Bill Pohlad's River Road Entertainment has tapped Mitch Horwits prexy of the indie banner.
There'll be plenty of box office action this weekend for younger moviegoers as Sony's horror three-quel "Resident Evil: Extinction" battles it out with Lionsgate's Dane Cook-Jessica Alba laffer "Good…