WGA West president Patric Verrone, on the heels of a convincing election victory by his slate, has spelled out an ambitious agenda for his two-year term.
Lions Gate has tapped musicvideo helmers Ryan Smith and Frank Borin to direct family comedy "Kidnapped," starring James "Lil' J.J." Lewis and Bobbe J Thompson.
Helmer Tony Scott has ankled Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer thriller "Deja Vu."
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has signed an overall contract with Showtime for exclusive use of IATSE crews on original programming in the U.S. and Canada.
Jason Blum has tapped Tracy Underwood as exec VP and Michael Falbo as creative exec at Blumhouse, his Paramount-based shingle.
Paramount has decided to "Get 'Em Wet," buying a comedy pitch by Will Arnett and Dax Shepard about hot tub salesmen in Japan and setting it up with Carsey-Werner Films.
The Writers Guild of America has set Feb. 1 at the Hollywood Roosevelt for the reception for its documentary screenplay award. The guild created the separate kudo last year with the twin goals of…
The Hollywood Film Festival's board of advisers has chosen Diane Keaton for its career achievement award and Sam Mendes for its director of the year kudo.
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," solidifying its status as a success in every major market, won the foreign box office crown for the fourth straight weekend with $10.2 million at 3,200 playdates…
Employees of Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic have voted in favor of representation by the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes in a three-way election supervised by the Natl. Labor Relations…
Renee Zellweger has her eye on "The Eye" for Paramount. Studio signed thesp for its remake of the Pang brothers' thriller, to be produced by Paramount-based Cruise/Wagner Prods. with Hideo Nakata…