Members of the Writers Guild of America have strongly endorsed a revision in the screen credits manual to ease the rules that govern how some of its more powerful members receive screenplay credit.
Guild has honored "Titanic" thesp Gloria Stuart, the only surviving board member from the first days of guild in the 1930s, with its Ralph Morgan award.
Warner Bros. has bought "Ready Player One," snapping up feature rights to the debut sci-fi novel by Ernie Cline ("Fanboys") for high six figures.
MacGillivray Freeman Films is developing "One World Ocean," a $25 million feature documentary and TV series about the world's five oceans, and has set a 2015 release date.
Summit Entertainment set a dozen free outdoor screenings of the first two "Twilight" pics Saturday, as part of a celebration of the lunar eclipse on that evening.
Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon and Tim Blake Nelson are toplining indie drama "Return" with Meredith Vieira exec producing through her new feature film banner.
Luke Grimes ("Shit Year") has been set as the male lead opposite Chloe Sevigny and Jena Malone in director/writer M. Blash's "The Wait."
Carl Icahn is building an arsenal for a nasty proxy fight with Lionsgate. He made it official on Thursday that his stake in the company has risen to 31.8% through his tender offer.
Teamsters and environmentalists plan to leaflet Saturday showings of Disney's "Toy Story 3" in 22 U.S. cities over concerns about allegedly harmful plastic in "Toy Story" toys being sold at Toys "R"…
Disney's launching development of an untitled comedy-drama with Bradley Cooper attached to star as an injured baseball player on the mend.