Casting directors have called off strike plans and opted instead to hold an election over authorizing the Teamsters union as their official representative. Neither side commented on the agreement…
Veteran exec Mark Bakshi has been promoted to president of feature production management for Paramount Pictures, succeeding the retiring Fred Gallo.
Richard J. Bressler will leave his slots as Viacom's CFO and senior exec VP as soon as a replacement can be found. Bressler, 46, also once held top posts at Time Warner.
TV and feature scribe Don Payne has been tapped to receive the Writers Guild of America's Paul Selvin Award for his "Fraudcast News" episode of "The Simpsons."
Robert Cort Prods. is going with "My Girls," making a preemptive purchase of Kara Holden's romantic comedy pitch. "My Girls" centers on a strict school principal whose quiet, conservative fiancee…
Warner Bros. and Dark Castle, the Joel Silver/Robert Zemeckis horror shingle, have tapped James Cox ("Wonderland") to helm supernatural thriller "The Reaping." Story is centered on a woman who…
The Art Directors Guild & Scenic Title and Graphic Artists, which operates as Local 800 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, has held elections to its councils and board of directors.
Directors love giving advice to colleagues. The five finalists for the DGA's top feature award dispensed nuggets of wisdom Saturday morning to a capacity crowd at the guild's 14th annual three-hour…
As expected, the joint board of the SAG and AFTRA voted Saturday to officially approve and recommend to its joint membership a tentative three-year TV/theatrical deal reached Jan. 20 with networks…
Clint Eastwood scored a knockout with the Directors Guild of America, winning its top award for helming Warner/Lakeshore's boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby."
Jack: "If they want to drink merlot, we're drinking merlot." Miles: "No, if anyone orders merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking merlot!" Poor merlot. Thanks to that memorable snippet of…