The state of New Mexico has approved $11 million in loans to finance a feature film and a telepic to be shot in the state.
Paramount-based Robert Cort Prods. has hired a mother and her two children to pen an untitled family comedy set in suburban Los Angeles. The writers are Emily Dwass, high school senior Amy…
The Intl. Documentary Assn. has tapped 17 docus for the eighth annual InFact Theatrical Documentary Showcase, to be held Aug. 20-26 at the ArcLight in Hollywood.
When it comes to the movie business, the state of New Mexico is trying hard to live up to its "Land of Enchantment" motto.
If "The Manchurian Candidate" turns out to be a hot ticket, Paramount ought to send thank-you notes to Michael Moore, George Bush and John Kerry.
The Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has announced the retirements of Daniel J. Kerins, 2nd Intl. VP, and Jean Fox, 4th Intl. VP.
Paramount Pictures has bought a comedy pitch from "The Wedding Crashers" scripters Steve Faber and Bob Fisher about an ex-president writing his memoirs and set it up at Tapestry Films.
Paramount and producer Scott Rudin have preemptively purchased comedy spec "Failure to Launch" by the scripting duo of Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember in a deal worth mid-six figures.
The Hollywood Film Festival will present half a dozen awards to crafts specialists who've won nine Oscars among them at its Oct. 18 awards ceremonies.
The job market in entertainment is continuing its decline this year, and the prospect of labor unrest may accelerate the slide.
Producer Michael London has signed a three-year, first-look feature production deal with Paramount Pictures in a signal that the studio is aiming for more innovation and becoming less risk-averse.