The Writers Guild of America West has named veteran exec and writer Gregory Bernstein to the newly created post of senior director of strategic planning.
Paramount has tapped Dean Georgaris to script thriller "Area 51" and produce with partner Michael Aguilar under their Penn Station banner along with Christine Peters and Midway Games.
Paramount has decided to serve up women's beach volleyball, purchasing a feature pitch by husband-wife team Lisa Addario and Joey Syracuse and setting up the project at Vincent Newman Entertainment.
Teamsters Local 399, which reps 4,000 studio drivers and location managers, has re-elected Leo Reed without opposition to a three-year term as secretary-treasurer of the local.
AFTRA national exec director Greg Hessinger has issued commitments by the performers union to boost Hispanic representation in English language media and organize Spanish language media.
Paramount has stepped up to the plate on "The Bad News Bears," tapping Richard Linklater to helm its remake starring Billy Bob Thornton.
Angela Bassett and Keith David have been added to the cast of Regency Enterprise's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" near the end of production shooting. Bassett, who co-stars in "Mr. 3000," is playing the boss…
Hollywood's key guilds offer indie producers an array of inducements to go union, such as lower rates and salary deferrals
The Breckenridge Film Festival, which runs Thursday through Sunday, will present Michael York with a lifetime achievement award.
A war of words has erupted between leaders of the Writers Guild of America East and WGA West due to a 2-year-old jurisdictional dispute over coverage of CBS newswriters in Los Angeles.
Alan Heim, who won an Oscar for his editing work on "All That Jazz," has been elected president of the American Cinema Editors for a two-year term. Heim takes over for outgoing president Tina Hirsch…