Universal Pictures is in early negotiations with Owen Wilson, fresh off "Shanghai Noon," to star in Universal/Imagine Entertainment's comedy "Stealing Stanford." The script, written by Martin Hynes…
Universal Studios has promoted veteran legal executive Maren Christensen to senior vice president, intellectual property counsel.
Informal talks between striking union actors and advertisers are scheduled for today and Wednesday at the Sheraton in New York, but the outlook for a break-through is murky at best as the only…
A law firm probing age-discrimination allegations by Writers Guild of America West members has promised it will represent members without cost, following complaints about the firm's heavy-handed…
The 2001 holidays will be a heady time for Toy Biz, the toy division of Marvel Enterprises. The subsidiary, which already holds licensing rights to the fall 2001 Sony release "Spider-Man," has just…
Commercial production at off-lot locations in Los Angeles has dwindled to about half its usual level as the strike by union actors against advertisers enters its seventh week. Figures released by the…
Writer/director John Milius ("Apocalyspe Now," "Clear and Present Danger") has become the first prominent member of the Hollywood community to join forces with USC's fledgling Institute for Creative…
Striking actors have warned agents that they risk losing their agency franchises if they submit nonunion performers for work on nonunion commercials.
Universal Pictures has tapped veteran marketing executive Pamela Blum as senior vice president, marketing services. Blum, who most recently served as vice president, marketing services, will continue…
Producer-recording artist Kenneth "Babyface" Edmunds and his wife Tracey will produce the music for Universal's "Josie and the Pussycats."
Striking union actors have warned Gotham casting directors and producers that they may face a federal investigation if they threaten to blacklist the actors after the strike ends.